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NAN-SUPER-400-1000-5000

Naniwa Super-Stone Sharpening Stones, Set of 3: 400, 1000, 5000

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Set of three Naniwa Super Stone Japanese Whetstone Sharpening Stones: Coarse 400 grit; Fine 1000 Grit, Extra Fine 5000 Grit. Made in Japan.

 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, and finally finishing with the extra fine 5000 grit. Stones individually boxed, 21cmx7cm surface (8.25"x2.75"). 2cm thick. See individual stones for full descriptions and more information. Made in Japan.

The Naniwa Super Stones are excellent whetstones, 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 SuperStone series at home and they're great. They're also easy to use: just splash-and-go, no need for soaking and in fact they must NOT be soaked.

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. Other more heavy-duty and precise flattening stones are available here.

Warranty: One-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

NOTE: These are full, long-lasting 2cm thick stones, not the cheaper (and thinner and so less long-lasting and cheaper and more fragile) versions available at some other stores!

Sorry, but 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!

And if you're wondering how difficult freehand sharpening is, or if you feel overwhelmed by all the information online, we had our friend Peter Nowlan from Halifax make this little video to help you get started. Sharpening can be a fun and rewarding skill!

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Bryan McKay
Superstones

Naniwa Superstones are fantastic. I purchased the #400, #1000 and #5000 and I have absolutely no regrets. In the last month I have sharpened butcher blades, pocket knives, hatchets and kitchen knives.

Before I purchased them I had read lots of reviews, watched lots of videos and even talked to some people with knowledge about them. I wasn't sure how well they would hold up as some people said they were soft and don't last very long. I have to disagree with that. The only thing I can say about them thats really a negative is they do load up a little faster than others. Easy fix, rust eraser. Couple seconds and you are back in business.

The #400 cuts fairly quickly and does a gives the knife a very nice edge. It also gives it a nice polish. If all you can afford is one stone I'll be honest the #400 will get the job done. You can repair a knife edge and sharpen it. The #400 is my go to, and it's the stone I start with just about every time.

The #1000 is a great stone. For some of the knives this is where I stop. It leaves a great edge and polishes the edge quite nicely. The #5000 is very fine. Leaves the knife with a very nice polished edge. (I'm sure the higher grits are outstanding at this however). I don't use this stone all the time. But I definitely enjoy it.

The Naniwa Superstones are a great quality stone at a great price. The polish you get from them, with the speed they cut and how they feel. You get a lot out of the stone for a fair price. I have no complaints about the stones. I love them and will be getting more of them.

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Wilf Kruggel
Love these stones

The first thing I noticed about these stones is that they all feel really fine to the touch. I was very surprised then at how hard the 400 grit stone bit into steel. I watched The video Paul has on the website for how to best use these stones and then I went to work. Very happy with my experience. I sharpened every knife in the house and my only disappointment is that I haven’t had to do it again. My knives are sharp. My son spent 10 minutes slicing paper into ribbons. Gratifying experience.

I watched that video on the website on how to use the stones. It was very helpful.

One word of caution is that the 5000 grit stone is very soft. I managed to gouge it on a couple of my return strokes. Very light to non-existent pressure is advisable. On the bright side, the lapping stone helped erase the damage!

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