A close-up of a man’s hands holding a sharp gyuto style knife, sharpening it on a whetstone. There is another whetstone displayed in the background.

The 5 Best Japanese Whetstones and Buying Guide

President Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Japanese whetstones, called toishi (砥石), are highly regarded by both amateurs and professionals worldwide. Check out this guide to learn how to choose the best stone for you and how to … Read more