Naniwa Professional Japanese Whetstone Sharpening Stones, Set of 3: 400, 1000, 5000, plus FREE Sharpening Guide Clip. Made in Japan.
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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.
Please note: we have received a report of the guide clip causing scratches on a blade, so if you plan on using the sharpening guide clip, please test it carefully and make sure it and the knife are very clean (no grit contamination!), to avoid potentially scratching the knife when putting it on and taking it off or moving it. We have sold many hundreds over the years and this is the first such complaint, but still, it's worth noting that when putting it on or removing it, it's best to avoid sliding it horizontally, again to guard against perhaps scratching the knife blade. Of course freehand sharpening is always the best, so you might find you never need the "training wheels" of the clip.
If you want to really complete your package and make sharpening more pleasant and functional for the long-haul without breaking the bank, consider adding the Naniwa adjustable stone holder which keeps the stone steady while sharpening and raises it to a more comfortable height off your work surface. Also consider at least the small Naniwa flattening stone, it's affordable and does a pretty good job at flattening and cleaning your stones. I use both of these at home. For more serious flattening, the Atoma 140 or DMT DiaFlat are great choices. See all the flattening options available here.
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, 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, you might want to 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.
Warranty: 90-day warranty against manufacturing defects.
Please note that we cannot make substitutions for stones in this packages, nor can we accept returns on individual stones purchased from this or any other set. If you want to make your own set, just order the items individually... we try to have great prices no matter what!