wet stones to sharpen knives, what are they made out of?

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I am curious, what are the wet stones made out of? I have read some people say they are clay based, what is the abrasion from? Sand?

I am looking at buying some stones to sharpen my new knives and wanted to know what im scrubing them with.
 
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I have ordered a tojiro dp, should i be spending about the same amount on a sharpening stone as I did for my knife? I am looking at getting a single stone, maybe a bester 1200  .. though I would like to find something a  little higher. 2k or 3k.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/bester1200.html 

I wanted to make sure that I'm not bringing something into my home to sharpen what will cut my food with that could be potentially hazardous. If that makes any sense.
 
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bester 1200 is fine...the knife could certainly make use of a higher grit stone in addition to it.

All that's happening is you're abrading. clean the knife and the stone when you're done. No invisible chemicals or vapors.
 

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