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Standard Traditional Water Stone

Standard Traditional Water Stone

Regular price $29.99 USD
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Whether you're a seasoned sharpener or a novice looking to invest in a quality water stone, the Naniwa Standard Traditional Water Stone is an exceptional choice. With a thickness of 3/4", this full-sized stone offers durability and longevity for years of sharpening. Each stone measures 8 1/4" long and 2 3/4" wide, providing a comfortable and efficient sharpening experience. Absorbing water easily, these traditional water stones from Naniwa offer a balance between price and features, without sacrificing quality. Unlike their Advance Super Stones, which require less soaking, we recommend soaking these stones before use to achieve optimal results. As with all Naniwa stones, you can expect the same level of attention and craftsmanship in the Standard Traditional Water Stone. The 2000 grit and on are "splash and go" stones. 

" I have a strong preference for soaking stones over "splash and go" in my coarsest stones. The 220 and 1000 Grit are some of my favorite stones. Coarse soaking stones have a much nicer feel to me than splash and go stones do. If you do more than one knife at once, the small inconvenience of soaking stones is worth the improved feel in my opinion. These are my daily users for our customers knifes." - Sean @ Good Kinsmen 

Made in Japan.

Available in the following grits:

220 Extra Coarse Grit - This grit is excellent for establishing a new bevel angle on a tool or knife. We also recommend it for sharpening extremely dull or nicked blades. The 220 grit sharpens very quickly.

1000 Medium Grit - This stone is a very popular grit choice because it starts to refine the edge. This stone is an excellent follow-up after using the 220 stone. If your edge isn't very worn, you don't need to start any coarser than this. At price and grit, this is one of the best values in sharpening stones.

2000 Medium Fine Grit - This stone is fine enough for many applications. In the kitchen, this stone will leave your knife with an edge better than many factory edges. At this grit size, this stone is considerably finer than many stones marked "fine" that you will find in stores.

6000 Very Fine Grit - This is yet another good choice as a final grit for many tools and knives. This stone works very well after you've used the 1000 or 1500 grit, and is fine enough to be considered a polished edge.


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