Japanese Whetstone Ikyu Shin Nagura
Grit #1000/#2000/#3000/#6000 from Japan *Free Shipping*
-Uses Japanese domestic WA and domestic bakelite bond (resin).
-Japanese silica stone and feldspar are used to prevent clogging.
-Incorporates natural Mikawa Nagura stone powder, giving a smooth sharpening feel and a refined cutting edge.
-It is a soft whetstone, suitable not only for sharpening carbon steels but also stainless steel cutlery.
-Gives a slightly glossy finish enabling use as a pre-finishing stone.
-Being softer than natural Mikawa nagura, fresh abrasive grains are released without clogging up the stone.
-After coarse process, the particle size range is well linked.
-By blending natural powder, it reproduces the soft sharpening feel of the old natural whetstone.
For more details, please click the below link, Mr Aoki from Sakai Suisin has done a sharpening test and describes the characteristics of each grit size in detail.
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|Country of origin||Made in Japan|
*#1000 : 70mm x 205mm x 25mm / 725g
-Compared to general #1000 synthetic whetstones, it is coarser, but the sharpening feel and abrasive power are excellent and you can sharpen quickly and comfortably
*#2000 : 70mm x 210mm x 23mm / 690g
-As #1000 has a slightly coarser finish, it was made as an intermediate step to #3000 and for erasing minor scratches.
*#3000 : 70mm x 210mm x 23mm / 700g
-A perfect finisher, Best suited for steels that are harder to achieve sharp edges with, such as alloys (Aogami, Shirogami, Silver3, VG10, INOX steel, etc.) Best used with a slurry, so use a lapping plate or Nagura stone.
*#6000 : 75mm x 210mm x 25mm / 770g
-A best finisher, enable to produce smooth edges even on Alloyed steel (Aogami, Shirogami, silver 3, VG10, INOX steel). Best used with a slurry, so use a lapping plate or Nagura stone.
These stones need to be soaked before use.
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