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Ice Bear Medium Japanese Waterstone - 1200 Grit

Ice Bear

Ice Bear Medium Japanese Waterstone - 1200 Grit


Brand: Ice Bear
  EAN 4560272501545
Weight: 945 g         45 reviews
The Ice Bear Medium Waterstone is a high quality Japanese sharpening stone with a grit rating of 1,200. It is ideal for removing scratches, further refining and partly polishing the surface of your blade following honing on a coarser stone.

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 comprehensive set of sharpening stones, Ray Mears recommends using this 1,200 grit stone alongside the Ice Bear Waterstone Sharpening Kit. After sharpening your knife, Woodlore recommend the use of Ice Bear Camellia Oil to protect the blade from rust and corrosion.

  • Grit: 1,200
  • Size: 200 x 63 x 30 mm
  • The extra width of this stone allows it to accommodate a 2 3/8" wide plane iron
  • Weight: 945 g


  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 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
United Kingdom

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Product Reviews

Ice Bear Medium Japanese Waterstone - 1200 Grit is rated 5/5 based on 45 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 45

  The quality I would expect from Ray. I finally have very sharp knives!  

  Paul Landymore
20th December, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 45

  Excellent and beautiful product.  

  Charles F Mcmahon
4th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 45

  Great quality item as expected.  

  Nathan Burman
8th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 45

  Great stone! I bought this to go with my 800 and 6000 grit stones for when a less aggressive stone is needed as recommended by Ray in his how to video.  

31st March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 45

  Very nice stone. I bought this to use with the waterstone set.  

  Simon Kelly
16th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 45

  A must have finishing stone before moving on to the 6000 grit honing stone. I added it to my order of the ice bear kit and I'm glad I did - razor sharp edges on my axes and knife so much so I can literally shave with them.  

  Mark Macleod
3rd August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 45

  Got this to complete the set, as suggested by Ray! I think a coarser one may be needed for me though as I am still spending a little more on each stone than I feel I should. Overall a very sound range of products that I would be happy to recommend.  

28th July, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  8 of 45

  This is an excellent product in it's own right; however, when used along with the other varying grits it provides an outstanding finish to most blades.  

  Benjamin Grist
28th April, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 45

  When in use, it is exactly as expected from the Ray Mears YouTube video.  

  Roger Alway
7th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 45

  Great addition to the kit I purchased. Regards Chris  

  Christopher Smith
1st January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

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