Naniwa Professional Japanese Sharpening Stones, Set of 3: 400, 1000, 5000, plus FREE Sharpening Guide Clip
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A complete sharpening set, for everything from cutting a new edge with the 400 grit for damaged or very old and dull knives, to honing with the 1000 and polishing, finishing or stropping with the 5000 grit.
Stones individually boxed, 21cmx7cm surface (8.25"x2.75"). 2cm thick. These stones do NOT have bases/stands. See below under "Related products" for a high quality stone holder and sink bridge options.
Note: these "Professional" models are the "new" Chosera stones (the highest level made by Naniwa, and some of the finest in the world), and replace them (the Chosera have now been discontinued). The same world-famous quality, now with improved grit consistency for even faster cutting.
Do NOT soak them for a long time before use (5 minutes is plenty) and do NOT leave them soaking in water while you use other stones... in use, just splash more water on the stone as needed instead of prolonged and repeated soakings, otherwise hairline cracks can appear over time.
If you're not a regular user of your stones and only want them for occassional home use, we suggest that you consider the Super Stones or Traditional Stones instead, as they are still very high quality but are more forgiving of the cycle of wet/dry and extreme temperature and humidity changes in our climate. The Pro Stones fare better with regular use and regular lapping to avoid potential problems with cracks forming.
See individual stones for descriptions and more information.
Made in Japan.
Warranty: One-year warranty against manufacturing defects.