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Japanese water stones: Naniwa Sharpening Stones

Japanese water stones: Naniwa Sharpening Stones

The Japanese water stone manufacturer Naniwa, based in Osaka, has a reputation for producing the best honing stones.

In terms of hardness, Naniwa sharpening and honing stones fall between the Cerax and Naniwa Professional Stones (closer to the Cerax), and you'll enjoy the very pleasant feel when using them. You can almost sense the blade getting sharper as you work.

Naniwa Sharpening Stones in the finer grits are the best for honing. No other stone achieves such a fine edge.

Water stones become concave with use and require periodic flattening. Our flattening stones will do this job. A flat stone is indispensable for effective sharpening, especially of flat chisel and plane blades.

Note: Naniwa have renamed their Super Stone series to Sharpening Stone series.
Note: All grit grade specifications refer to the Japanese JIS norm.
Naniwa 220 roughing stone

New Sharpening Stone series
220 grit grade whetstone for

  • grinding down notches
  • restoring dull blades
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313300CartPrice € 35.00
Naniwa 400 roughing stone

New Sharpening Stone series
400 grit grade whetstone for

  • grinding down notches
  • restoring dull blades
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Leaves finer scratches than a 220 grit stone.

Code 313301CartPrice € 38.00
Naniwa 800 sharpening stone

New Sharpening Stone series
800 grit grade whetstone for

  • fast sharpening
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313302CartPrice € 41.00
Naniwa 1000 sharpening stone

New Sharpening Stone series
1000 grit grade whetstone for

  • general-purpose sharpening
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313303CartPrice € 43.00
Naniwa 2000 sharpening stone

New Sharpening Stone series
2000 grit grade whetstone for

  • fine sharpening
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313304CartPrice € 50.00
Naniwa 3000 honing stone

New Sharpening Stone series
3000 grit grade whetstone for

  • removing burrs after sharpening
  • use in 1000 to 6000/8000 grit range
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313305CartPrice € 54.00
Naniwa 5000 honing stone

New Sharpening Stone series
5000 grit grade whetstone for

  • removing burrs after sharpening
  • use in 1000/2000 to 8000 grit range
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313306CartPrice € 59.00
Naniwa 8000 honing stone

New sharpening stone series
8000 grit grade whetstone for

  • removing burrs after sharpening
  • obtaining a polished blade
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313307CartPrice € 67.00
Naniwa 10000 honing stone

New Sharpening Stone series
10000 grit grade whetstone for

  • removing burrs after sharpening
  • obtaining a polished blade
  • use instead of a natural sword polishing stone
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313308CartPrice € 75.00
Naniwa 12000 honing stone

New Sharpening Stone series
12000 grit grade whetstone for

  • finest honing
  • obtaining a mirror-polished blade
  • use instead of a natural sword polishing stone
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313309CartPrice € 88.00
Naniwa 800/5000 sharpening/honing stone

Combination stone series
800/5000 grit grade whetstone for

  • sharpening and honing
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Now you can enjoy Naniwa quality in a combination stone. Note that as on all combination stones each grit grade is available on one side only. This means a dished stone must be reconditioned rather than just turned over. Because of the slightly different working qualities of Naniwa stones, the nominal 800/5000 grit grade of this stone is closer to a standard 1000/6000 sharpening-honing combination.

Code 313312CartPrice € 76.00
Naniwa 3000/8000 honing stone

Combination stone series
3000/8000 grit grade whetstone for

  • two-stage honing
Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Unquestionably the best combination stone for honing.
No other stone achieves such a fine edge.

Code 313314CartPrice € 89.00
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