Pride Abrasive Waterstones produce a superior edge finish with man-made Waterstones.
Their water sharpening stones are softer than oil stones and use water to create a slurry, which gives you the level of abrasiveness you need at each stage of sharpening. Waterstones wear concave with use and will need to be re-flattened periodically. 25mm thick x 76mm wide. Comes in a protective wooden box.
The Pride Abrasive 1000 Water Stone is an all-purpose grit. It provides a finished edge for many day to day cutting tasks and is the most popular grit sold.
Like the other Pride stones, it removes steel at a very fast rate. You'll never see another 1000 grit water stone remove steel so quickly yet still leave such a sharp edge.
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. You can jump directly from the 220 or 400 stone or use it as a stand-alone stone.
- Softer than traditional oilstones - providing lapping action for superb results with low pressure
- Better choice for producing superior edges for planes and straight chisels
Pride Abrasive was founded by Matt and Dorothy Hazlett, who began manufacturing abrasive stones in Bristol, Wisconsin, in 1978. Pride’s focus has been to produce the highest quality products at the quickest possible lead times at extremely competitive pricing with a customized approach to each customer. Pride has combined its nearly 40 years of knowledge with a unique water stone production process, resulting in a one-of-a-kind product for industries such as cutlery and woodworking. Utilizing their unique production process and top-grade materials, Pride has created water stones that are long-lasting, fast cutting, leave a mirror finish and – “gasp” – are flat within .007 of an inch right out of the box. Stones should be soaked prior to use approximately 15 to 20 minutes or till they quit breathing or stop bubbling.