Naniwa Traditional fine 1000 Grit Japanese Sharpening Stone, NO Stand, 21cm x 7cm surface, 2cm thick.
This semi-fine stone is used for prepping a final edge. This will smooth out the initially rough edge left by by a coarse stone or will return the burr for final finish with a finer stone.
These "Traditional" series stones are high quality and affordable! They require a good soak (20 minutes will do) prior to use, but please do NOT store them in water. They cut quickly and have a nice feel... they are neither worse or better than other series, only different... some people prefer the more traditional feel, give one a try!
Read Peter Nowlan's review.
Note: This is the higher-end Traditional 1000-grit stone (T-211). If you see other stores listing a Traditional 1000-grit # T-210, that is a cheaper, lower-quality version which is less dense (it has less abrasive powder) and so cuts much more slowly. Naniwa considers the T-210 suitable for home use only, whereas this T-211 that we sell is suitable for professional use.
Warranty: One-year warranty against manufacturing defects.