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Ice Bear Japanese Waterstone Sharpening Kit

Ice Bear

Ice Bear Japanese Waterstone Sharpening Kit


Brand: Ice Bear
  EAN 4560272501002
Weight: 2200 g         59 reviews
The Ice Bear Waterstone Sharpening Kit is a premium set of Japanese waterstones designed for axe and knife sharpening. Ice Bear have put together their most fundamental products into one handy kit, and there is quite simply no better set for someone sharpening with waterstones for the first time.

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.

For a more comprehensive set of sharpening stones, Ray Mears recommends adding the Ice Bear 1,200 Grit Waterstone to this kit. After sharpening your knife, Woodlore recommend the use of Ice Bear Camellia Oil to protect the blade from rust and corrosion.

  • 800 grit stone for initial grinding
  • 6,000 grit stone for fine finishing
  • Non-skid waterstone holder
  • Nagura stone for cleaning the glazed surface of the fine stone
  • Weight: 2.2 kg


UK 1-2 Day Delivery possible

  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  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 14 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
United Kingdom

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Product Reviews

Ice Bear Japanese Waterstone Sharpening Kit is rated 5/5 based on 59 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

  5  57
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  1 of 59

  I have experimented with a variety of tool sharpening stones but none bring the satisfaction that this set does. There is a really useful YouTube video featuring Ray using these stones to help us lesser mortals hone a good edge. I purchased the 1200 as well, to compliment this set and I am very pleased with all of the items. All components appear to be of high quality. Delivery was really fast too. In summary, a great means of keeping hand tools in very good shape.  

  Jeremy Goodchild
22nd August, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 59

  A great bit of kit to get your knives and axes very sharp. The sharpening stones allow you to get a keen edge on your blade very easily, just ensure that you soak the stones before you use them and keep them watered throughout the sharpening. When sharpening the stones will produce a slip which does mean the job becomes messy and is not advised to be done on your finest dining table, so keep it to outside or your shed. The best part of the kit is the non-slip stone holder, so many claim things and do not live up to it but this does, I have not been able to get the holder to slip on any surface while in use which gives confidence to push the blade into the stone while sharpening. Very simple to use and it should last a long time if you use it correctly, I suggest you watch Ray Mears on YouTube to get the best out of this kit before you use it. Combine the kit with the 1200 grit waterstone to get a full kit which will keep every blade super sharp.  

  Michael Windsor
28th July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 59

  Great service and great product. Very pleased.  

  The French Bushcraft Master
3rd July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 59

  I have tried lots of different sharpening devices for my deer stalking knives with varying degrees of success over the years. In the end I watched your YouTube video, brought the stones, knives as sharp as a razor, job done. Very happy, thank you.  

  Mike Abbey
2nd June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 59

  I have used these stones and found them to be great. I have sharpened up four old Sheffield pen knives and ordered another knife. I would recommend this water stones set to sharpen your knives.  

22nd May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 59

  Excellent set of water stones, the 6000 grit stone is smoother than a, supposedly, 12,000 grit stone I've purchased from a different company! This set has exceeded all of my expectations!  

  Darrell Smith
15th May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 59

  An essential product, if you use a knife, you should learn to use this kit. However, I will say that for knives with a curved or miss shaped blade, getting your technique right can be time-consuming and frustrating. But when you get your hand in it's well worth the effort.  

  J D Woods
27th April, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  8 of 59

  Purchased with the 1200 grit, and with a little patience, knives were much sharper than I had previously been able to achieve using carborundum stones. Also found the clamp very good to use, making it easier to retain a consistent sharpening angle. Great quality and value for money. If looked after should last you a long time.  

  David Meikle
24th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 59

  These arrived so quickly, I was stunned. Stayed up til the wee hours and now have a house filled with respectable edges. Would definitely recommend.  

  Civil Wotsit
20th September, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 59

  I've used some sharpening stones in my life, but this Japanese Waterstone kit from Ray Mears is the best I've used, making the sharpening more of a pleasure than a chore. My knives are razor sharp now, the best they've ever been. I can recommend this kit (with the additional 1200 grit) for base camp or home. Well worth the money that I paid for it. And it was delivered in less than 24 hours. That's what I call a great service. Thanks Woodlore!  

  John Wind De Leigh
3rd July, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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