Using a sharpening stone is the best and easiest way to make your knife again usable, once they begun dull. You can use shun sharpening stones for sharpening knives, scissors, chisels, razors, and plane blades, these things can be easily sharpen with shun sharpening stones. Sharpening stones are made of very good and hard stone or a manufactured material, such as diamond and ceramic stone. It usually comes in the form of a block, which you can hold in your hand on can also set it on a flat surface. You can also find these stones in the form of bench stones, wheels, rods, these blocks or stones are also known as water stones and whetstones.
Most of the stones are assigned a grit size, if you can see that the grit is finer, it means the stone has more grinding ability. You will find that some of the sharpening stones are coarse on one side and fine on the other side. You can begin the sharpening process with the coarser grit, and you can refine the blade by finer grit sharpening.
When you use shun sharpening stones, there are three main keys to success. First, you need be sure that you are leaving a controlled edge angle on the blade of the knife, with the help of angle guide. Secondly, you have to make sure that you are establishing a complete new edge by sharpening until your raise a burr on the knife steel. Thirdly, you have to make sure that the edge of the knife is smooth by polishing or honing the blade.
Before using, shun sharpening stones to give a great look and to sharpen your knife, moisten the stone with oil or water. This moisture will be able to absorb the stone dust and the metal during the process of sharpening. This thing can also make the stone very effective for sharpening. You will find interrupted surface sometimes in a diamond stone, which will be covered with many recessed dots that can easily collect the metal dust and keeps them out of the way, when your sharpen your blade. Once you have purchased shun sharpening stones, you will see that how effective they are and how easily you can work with them.
When using shun sharpening stones, hold the knife in such position as you are trying to slice the very thin layer of the stone. You need to maintain the consistent angle if you really want to sharp your blade. Many people do this mistake that they lift the edge of the knife against the stone, this thing can create too much of an angle between the stone and the blade. Avoid this thing, because it can damage the quality of your blade. To correct this problem, you must need an angle guide to maintain the consistent angle, with the guide, you can be sure that you are properly sharpening your knife.
When you sharpen a knife using shun sharpening stones, you can be sure that you are doing the right thing and you can see that the effect of sharpening is for long period.