About the brand:
King stones are made in Matsunaga, Osaka in Japan. They are one of the oldest and most well known companies in the United States. Our two-sided sharpening stones are convenient for beginners, home users, travelers, and professionals. They feature a medium grit sharpening surface on one side and a fine grit finishing surface on the other.
Benefits of a #1000/6000 Grit Stone:
#1000 grit (dark side of stone): The basic sharpening stone that we recommend customers use to sharpen knives.
#6000 grit (lighter side of stone): The basic finishing stone.