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The Pride Abrasive 1000/8000 Water Stone gives you both of the most popular grits used by woodworkers, chefs and knife owners.
The Pride Abrasive 1000 is an all-purpose grit. It provides a finished edge for many day to day cutting tasks and is one of the most popular grits. The Pride 1000 It is fast enough that you can use it to repair damaged and worn blades and fine enough to leave a finished worked edge for many everyday cutting jobs. The Pride Abrasive 8000 Water Stone is a finishing stone. It provides a finished edge for most chefs and woodworkers and is the most popular grit used for putting a final polish on knives and tools. It is the fastest working 8000 grit water stone we have ever tested yet provides the polished you expect from a 8000 grit stone. You can jump directly from the 1000 to the 8000 grit stone. Pride Abrasive combination stones are well priced, sharpening quickly, and leave an edge you expect from a premium water stone.
They are in a class with high grade Japanese waterstones like Sigma and Shapton Glass Stones. They perform better than Norton, Bester/Imanishi, Chosera and cheaper imported stones.
Having sharpened with every major brand of water stone, we can say the Pride water stones deserve to be classed with the best of them. Their combination of speed, durability and finish is as good or better than any we have used.
They cut premium tool steels like A2, D2, O1 quickly and their finish is what you should expect from their given grit level.
Like any good water stone, they should be soaked in water for 10-15 minutes prior to use.
You will not be disappointed with this water stone. Made in Bristol Wisconsin, USA.