Top positive review
Decent sharpening stone, but no ebook
21 September 2018
Finally got around to using the stone - it work pretty well. I did the cutting paper test after I sharpened my knife and it seemed to have done the job. The stone comes with rubber protectors to prevent accidental damage to the stone while in storage. The non-slip base held the stone pretty well against a wet table top while I was sharpening the knife. I did not use the knife angle guide, but it is included in the package.
As other reviewers have noted, there was no sharpening guide included, no instructions on where to download the ebook. However, there are plenty of knife sharpening videos on YouTube which I had watched and learned from - they're probably better than an ebook anyway.
Also, I noticed that the base had a small splinter coming off after this first use of the stone. I'm not sure whether it came with that small splinter or whether it's from my usage. Either way, that's not a good look on the quality of the base. Despite this flaw I still gave it four stars because, on price vs value, I think it's pretty good.