Naniwa Super Stone 2000 Grit Japanese Whetstone Sharpening Stone, NO Stand, 21cm x 7cm surface, 2cm thick.
This fine stone is a good choice for finishing off German knives, or for regular maintenance of any other German or Japanese knife where you don't necessarily want a super polished edge. This is the smoothest many people will ever need to use, especially for German knives or any knife made with standard or soft steel.
These are excellent stones, very reliable, forgiving, and not fragile. A GREAT choice for the beginner or casual home user who just wants good long-lasting stones that work great on a variety of knives. I use these Super Stone series at home and they're great.
If you're wondering what the difference is between these and the Naniwa Professional series, these are a step down from the top of the line "Professional Stones" (which used to be called "Chosera", now re-braned "Professional" for the North American market) which use a different bonding method for a somewhat nicer feel and faster cut, but at the expense of higher prices and more fragility. But if you do a LOT of sharpening, yes, you're sure to appreciate the benefits of the Pro series.
Note: This is a full 2cm thick stone! We do NOT and have never imported or sold the cheaper (and much more fragile and less long-lasting) 1cm thick versions of these stones.
Warranty: One-year warranty against manufacturing defects.