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Ice Bear Japanese Combination Waterstone - 1000 and 6000 Grit

Ice Bear

Ice Bear Japanese Combination Waterstone - 1000 and 6000 Grit


Brand: Ice Bear
  EAN 4560272501590
Weight: 558 g         18 reviews
The Ice Bear Japanese Combination Waterstone is a double-sided sharpening stone for use with both knives and axes. It is a great choice for those who are new to using waterstones, or anyone looking to carry a set of stones in a more compact and lightweight package.

The coarse side of this combination stone has a grit rating of 1,000; it is this side which should be used for initial sharpening, or for the removal of nicks and other damage to your blade. The opposite side has a much finer grit rating of 6,000, making it perfect for finishing your blade with an ultra-sharp mirror polish.

This premium combination stone is suitable for use with knives, axes, plane blades, chisels, gouges and other thin blades and cutleries used in woodworking, agriculture, gardening, stock raising and forestry.

How to use: Fill the stone with water by submerging it before use. When sharpening, keep the stone wet, and flush often to clear away swarf and expose fresh cutting particles.

As used by Ray Mears for many years, Ice Bear's traditional Japanese waterstones offer unrivalled quality for tool sharpening. If you own a high quality knife, it's only right that you sharpen it using high quality stones. After sharpening your knife, Woodlore recommend the use of Ice Bear Camellia Oil to protect the blade from rust and corrosion.

  • Double-sided
  • 1,000 grit stone for initial grinding
  • 6,000 grit stone for fine finishing
  • Dimensions: 200 x 50 x 25 mm
  • Weight: 558 g

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  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
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Product Reviews

Ice Bear Japanese Combination Waterstone - 1000 and 6000 Grit is rated 5/5 based on 18 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 18

  Very pleased with the stone. I have found it does an excellent job. Since this is the first time I've used this type of stone I didn't realise how soft the stone is so you have to be careful to get the sharpening angle just right and not have the blade dig into the stone. It did a great job.  

23rd November, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 18

  One particular kitchen knife I have has been under performing for years. It is now sharp and falls through the back of a tomato without any tension. A good sharpening stone!  

22nd June, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 18

  Arrived quickly. 1000 grit gave a nice edge and removed the fine scratches. 6000 grit polished to an extremely sharp edge, after stropping it is the sharpest knife I have.  

  Craig Tilston
19th November, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 18

  Excellent quality, what I expected from Ray Mears.  

  Sarah Dicks
5th July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 18

  Puts a keen and durable edge on my scandi bush knife. The best Japanese stone I've used in this price range.  

  Chris Kendall
2nd July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 18

  Really happy with this purchase. This stone is great for sharpening a knife to a razor edge, and adding the mirror polish with the fine grit is very satisfying. For tougher tasks, such as getting nicks/damage out of a blade, a courser grit is needed. But this very nicely sees to the latter half of the sharpening process. Good value for money and I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.  

  Matt P
15th June, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 18

  I bought this stone to sharpen my Morakniv. Although the first one sent out was damaged in transit, which is obviously no fault of the team at RMB, after advising them of this, they were more than helpful in sending out a replacement and making sure that it wouldn’t happen again by double wrapping the item. Great customer service! About the product - Can’t fault it. Made the knife razor sharp. I now use it on my chef knives also. Very handy to have the two grits on either side to get a good edge. A must have.  

16th May, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 18

  It was the first time for me using sharpening stones, but these produced excellent results. Really well put together and a pleasure to use.  

1st May, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 18

  Easy to order. Arrived very promptly.  

  Stephanie Hancock
6th April, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 18

  High quality product. I used this for a couple of days to resharpen my knife and it become razor sharp. What I need is nagura stone and ceramic flattening stone to resurface my stone. Thanks for Woodlore team for an excellent product.  

  Filimon Undang
17th August, 2019

Rated: 5/5

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