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The Best Way To Keep Your Knives Sharp

The Best Way To Keep Your Knives Sharp

Even The Best Knives Need Regular Sharpening

Even The Best Knives Need Regular Sharpening

Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to keep your knife sharp…

You need your knives to be sharp. Dull knives don’t just create frustration — they’re also less safe. A dull blade forces you to struggle with your cuts, which increases the chances of an accident.

Dullness is a natural consequence of all the hard work your knife does in the kitchen. Over time, the blade edge becomes bent, blunted, and chipped, and can’t slice through foods as effectively as it used to. Even the finest steel needs routine sharpening to make your cooking easy again.

Simple Tips for Staying Sharp

Wash by Hand

Hand-wash your knives, avoid dishwasher

Cut on the Right Surfaces

Cut on wood or plastic boards, instead of harder glass and marble

Store Your Knife Properly

Store knives in a block or strip, where their blades are protected

The Most Reliable Sharpening Method

The Most Reliable Sharpening Method

All You Need to Sharpen, Repair, and Fine-Tune a Blade

Water stones are by far the best method for sharpening your blades. It’s easy to learn how to use them, and they’re a reliable way to ensure that your knives are getting sharpened evenly. Whether you’re fixing up an old, vintage blade, or just polishing up your go-to chef’s knife, you can do it all with water stones in the right grits.

What Is A Sharpening Stone?

What Is A Sharpening Stone?

The Oldest Sharpening Method

A chef using a cream-colored 6000-grit Misen Sharpening Stone to finish sharpening a Misen Chef’s Knife.

Sharpening stones — sometimes called whetstones or waterstones — are stones of varying roughness (called “grit”) that have been used to sharpen knives blades. The concept has stayed the same for millenia: first, they’re first soaked in water or oil, then used to gently scrape away dull metal from the blade edge to remove damage and imperfections, resulting in a new, sharper edge.

A chef using a cream-colored 6000-grit Misen Sharpening Stone to finish sharpening a Misen Chef’s Knife.

Sharpening stones — sometimes called whetstones or waterstones — are stones of varying roughness (called “grit”) that have been used to sharpen knives blades. The concept has stayed the same for millenia: first, they’re first soaked in water or oil, then used to gently scrape away dull metal from the blade edge to remove damage and imperfections, resulting in a new, sharper edge.

A chef sharpening a Misen Chef’s Knife on a blue 1000-grit Misen Sharpening Stone placed on a kitchen towel.
A chef sharpening a Misen Chef’s Knife on a blue 1000-grit Misen Sharpening Stone placed on a kitchen towel.

Why Use A Misen Sharpening Stone?

Why Use A Misen Sharpening Stone?

First, they’re easy to use, and even just 1-2 sharpenings a year will get you incredible results. Second, a sharpening stone will work with knives of almost any size, shape, or blade angle. This is great if you have a large collection of different blades, or a varied set like the Misen Essentials Knife Set.

Our Features

Close view of green 220-grit, blue 1000-grit, and cream 6000-grit Misen Sharpening Stones in an off-kilter stack, with Misen logo and grit numbers visible.

Wider Surface

Whereas many cheaper stones skimp on their effective surface area, our stones are wide enough to allow you to sharpen any size of knife with ease.

Premium Materials

Very strict quality control guarantees a consistently high-quality stone that’s made from premium materials that will never damage your knife.

Highly Durable

Unlike other thin stones, our stones are 20mm thick. This will provide you with hundreds of sharpenings extending the life of your knife.

Close view of blue 1000-grit and cream Misen 6000-grit  Misen sharpening stones stacked on their storage boxes to show the stones’ width.

Wider Surface

Whereas many cheaper stones skimp on their effective surface area, our stones are wide enough to allow you to sharpen any size of knife with ease.

A close up of stacked green, cream, and blue sharpening stones showing high-quality finish on each.

Premium Materials

Very strict quality control guarantees a consistently high-quality stone that’s made from premium materials that will never damage your knife.

A vertical stack of 220-grit, 1000-grit, and 6000-grit sharpening stones, showing the durable 20 millimeter thickness of each.

Highly Durable

Unlike other thin stones, our stones are 20mm thick. This will provide you with hundreds of sharpenings extending the life of your knife.

Which Stones Do You Need?

Which Stones Do You Need?

It depends on how you use them

A chef rubbing the coarse surface of a green 220-grit Misen Sharpening Stone.
A chef rubbing the coarse surface of a green 220-grit Misen Sharpening Stone.

Repairing old or damaged blades

Repairing old or damaged blades


low grit stone220 Grit


A low 220-grit stone to repair a knife that hasn’t been sharpened in years, or has damage (nicks and chips) along the blade edge.

A chef holding a knife blade edge up to inspect for damage along the cutting edge.

Routine sharpening for regular kitchen use

Routine sharpening for regular kitchen use


blue 220 grit1000 Grit


A medium 1000-grit stone for a knife that’s regularly honed and has been sharpened within the past 6 months to a year.

A chef holding a knife blade edge up to inspect for damage along the cutting edge.
A chef placing a wet 6000-grit Misen Sharpening stone onto a kitchen towel on a wood countertop.
A chef placing a wet 6000-grit Misen Sharpening stone onto a kitchen towel on a wood countertop.

Polishing a newly-sharpened blade for a smooth finish

Polishing a newly-sharpened blade for a smooth finish


fine grit stone6000 Grit


A high 6000-grit stone to finish off a knife that’s just been sharpened with a 1000-grit stone and give it the sharpest edge possible.

Sharpening Stone grits ranked from lowest to highest: 220, 1000, then 6000.

Repairing, sharpening, and polishing

Repairing, sharpening, and polishing


200 1000 6000 grit setComplete Set


A 3-piece set that includes low-, medium-, and fine-grit stones. This range of grits in one set equips you with the stones you need to sharpen any blade, and keep your knife collection sharp for years to come.

Sharpening Stone grits ranked from lowest to highest: 220, 1000, then 6000.

No Risk, All Reward

We’re confident these stones will serve you well for a lifetime, but we understand you may be skeptical. So give them a try. Worry-free.

We’re confident these stones will serve you well for a lifetime, but we understand you may be skeptical. So give them a try. Worry-free.

Lifetime Guarantee

If anything ever happens to your stones, we’ll replace them for the rest of your life.

60 Day Test Drive

Try them out. Sharpen your knives. If you’re still not happy, just send them back.

Video Tutorials

We’ll support you every step of the way with online video tutorials on how to use them correctly.

Lifetime Guarantee

If anything ever happens to your stones, we’ll replace them for the rest of your life.

60-Day Test Drive

Try them out. Sharpen your knives. If you’re still not happy, just send them back.

Video Tutorials

We’ll support you every step of the way with online video tutorials on how to use them correctly.

Limited Time Offer
While Supplies Last

Complete Sharpening Stone Set

$99

Retail price

$80

Offer price - Save $19

The first 500 to order before Nov. 29 receive 20% off ($19 in savings)

CODE: TRYMISEN20

Only 74 sets left!

A green Misen 220-grit sharpening stone, a blue Misen 1000-grit sharpening stone, and a cream Misen 6000-grit sharpening stone laid side by side atop their storage boxes.

Limited Time Offer While Supplies Last

Complete Sharpening Stone Set

$99

Retail price

Right arrow to indicate the Misen Chef's Knife is selling at a lower price for a limited time only.

$80

Offer price

A green Misen 220-grit sharpening stone, a blue Misen 1000-grit sharpening stone, and a cream Misen 6000-grit sharpening stone laid side by side atop their storage boxes.

The first 500 to order before Nov. 29 receive 20% off ($19 in savings)

CODE: TRYMISEN20

Only 74 sets left!