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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         65 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


  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 65 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 65

  Excellent stones. I bought the 1200 stone and Camellia oil as well, easy to use and produce excellent results. Service from Ray Mears Bushcraft was excellent as usual.  

  Alun Morris
26th August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 65

  I bought this and the 1200 grit stone after seeing the Ray Mears 'how to' video. Get one, it won't let you down and keep your blades razor sharp.  

  Paul Isles
3rd August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 65

  I've used this for my woodland axe, my Woodlore knife, my cutthroat razor and, most successful my kitchen carving knife. Lovely to work with. Will just take a little getting used to.  

  David Riches
13th June, 2018

Rated: 4/5

  4 of 65

  I must admit, I had one or two reservations about purchasing this product due to the price and being new to sharpening my own knives. I watched Ray's guide to knife sharpening on his Bushcraft Survival DVD and gave it a go! Very, very pleased with the end result, I wouldn't have believed I could get a knife that sharp!!! I needed a bit of time and patience to achieve the end result, but saying that, it was a lot easier than I anticipated. I am very pleased with this product and would recommend.  

  Peter James Lee
14th May, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 65

  I bought this after watching the video Ray does on YouTube, it does everything in that video, the slurry really polishes the metal well and they don't feel gritty, it's like it's polishing a good edge rather than grinding, you will not be disappointed. I bought these along with the 1200 stone as an extra, definitely worth investing in good stones, it's the best care for your knife.  

  Brad Fielden
18th January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 65

  Bought to sharpen my hunting knifes and I can say it's the best way to get a razor finish. Although it will take along time to aquire the edge for the very first time but this can be done in one evening. The YouTube video of Ray Mears sharpening knifes with these block was also a great help. Would buy again. 5*****+  

29th December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 65

  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

  8 of 65

  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

  9 of 65

  Great service and great product. Very pleased.  

  The French Bushcraft Master
3rd July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 65

  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

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