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Japanese water stones: Naniwa Traditional Stones

Japanese water stones: Naniwa Traditional Stones

If you find that the other Naniwa sharpening stone are too soft for your liking, then here is an attractive alternative. A Traditional Stone is somewhat harder and will therefore not dish as quickly as other Naniwa sharpening stones. This stone is an allrounder and as such suitable for virtually all tool steels. Soak the stone in water for a short time prior to using – 10 to 15 minutes should be enough. You may want to repeat the soaking, the 220 grit grade stone in particular is quite thirsty. Store dry, something we recommend generally for all other sharpening stones.

Note: All grit grade specifications refer to the Japanese JIS norm.
Naniwa T-901 220 roughing stone

Traditional Stones series
220 grit grade whetstone for

  • grinding down notches
  • restoring dull blades

Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313350CartPrice € 25.00
Naniwa T-211 1000 sharpening stone

Traditional Stones series
1000 grit grade whetstone for

  • general-purpose sharpening

Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

Code 313351CartPrice € 28.00
Naniwa T-420 2000 sharpening and honing stone

Traditional Stones series
2000 grit grade whetstone for

  • fine sharpening
  • removing burrs after sharpening

Size 210 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm

This grit grade can also be used for honing. It suffices for many applications such as chiselling work in wood. For more demanding requirements, like sharpening kitchen knives, finish the job with another Japanese water stone with either a 6000 or 8000 grit grade. The Naniwa 8000 from the Super Stone series would be a suitable choice.

Code 313352CartPrice € 39.90
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