This stone is mostly an intermediate step, as jumping straight from 5,000 to 12,000 won’t produce good results. Similar to how using progressive grits of sandpaper requires less labour to produce a good polish, 8,000 grit buffs out scratches from rougher stones, and makes finishing your blade on finer stones an absolute breeze. If your blade is in good shape, this is a good stone to start with.
Naniwa Specialty stones are softer than some, so they require more careful and frequent flattening. They're a great budget-friendly option and will last a lifetime of casual sharpening.
Always flatten your stone with a truing stone after honing.
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About Naniwa - Naniwa is the biggest and best sharpening stone manufacturer in Japan. Their stones are among some of the highest quality in the world, good for both professional and amateur. They make a wide range or grits and densities, so you can choose the perfect stone for your needs and budget.
We aim to ship your order within 1 business day at Kent of Inglewood, if there is a hold up, we'll aim to let you know and give you a timeline.
We offer free shippingon orders over $60 anywhere in Canada and $200* to customers in the USA. We ship worldwide, and offer up to the minute rates from our shipping partner DHL.
How do I make a return on an online order?
No worries, we've got you sorted. Head over to https://www.kentofinglewood.com/returns and follow the prompts.
Can I pick up my order Curbside / At the store?
Absolutely, as long as all the items you are looking for are in stock at the location you want to pickup from, you'll be able to select that at the checkout. If one or more items aren't at your preferred location we are happy to ship it to you.