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Naniwa Aotoshi 2000 Grit "Green Brick" Sharpening Stone - IR-0260

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Naniwa Aotoishi "Green Brick of Joy" 2K Grit Japanese Whetstone Sharpening Stone, NO Stand, 21cm x 7cm surface, 5.5cm thick. Made in Japan.

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 stainless steel.

This is a "non-series" stone, so it's not really a Super Stone, Pro, or whatever... it's very thick, and it just has a certain something to it that many serious knife sharpening experts love, hence the "Green Brick of Joy" nickname!

A 5-minute soak prior to use is perfect for this stone (it's not a true splash-and-go like the Super Stones and Pro Stones). Don't leave it soaking for hours or more though.

Warranty: 90-day warranty against manufacturing defects.


Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews

Very goof soft stone
It makes mirror finish on the edge
Strongly recommend!!
And very good service too!!

Wish I can have It Earlier--Great Stone for Daily Maintenance.

It is a super thick stone. Absolutely perfect for my mono steel knives for work. It was not as fast as a Shapton pro 2000 by itself unless you use a nagura stone to raise some slurry (I use a Suehiro 1000 nagura). For the first time, I soak it for 2 minutes and it is ready to be used. After that, it only took a few seconds under the running water. To me, it is almost a Splash-n-go stone. (I used it almost every day so the inside of the stone could be still holding some water). Beware the stone is soft (compare with Shapton and Chosera), you need to be careful if you want to do the edge leading way.
I brought many things from Paul since I found his site, as always he ships the product out very fast and got it packed safely. 100% satisfaction!

Rebecca Egier
Havent used the stone yet but...

I found the site easy to navigate, payment was quick and painless and the items arrived ridiculously quickly. They were packaged well and I recieved updates about their packaging delivery (almost too many updates, but Canada Post is more to blame there.) Great service over all.

Chuck Danger
Great stone

This stone is a great finishing stone for my needs. Leaves a nice toothy edge without being too rough, I use it for touch ups in between sharpening

Luc F
Amazing stone all the way

I'm now into my 11th stone trying out different things and I must admit, this stone is really out of the ordinary. I love it's feeling, it's feedback and it's polishing effect on my blades.

Basically I have replaced my maintenance on knives AND sharpening needs (if not too blunt) by this stone, and I feel like it's going to last forever due to its thickness and very little need to flatten it so far.

It does load up a bit but it's not a big problem imho

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