Sourced from a closed store in Japan these New Old Stock whetstones are amazing value for a 4,000 grit. They do have some marks and nicks but are a great option, very limited stock.
- Naniwa Japan Whetstone
- NOS - New Old Stock
- 4,000 Grit (Finishing)
- Whetstone Size: 174 x 55 x 15mm
- Weight: 455g
- Whetstone Base Included
- No Packaging Included
- Made in Japan
Japanese Sharpening Stones (Whetstones)
The consensus for sharpening Japanese kitchen knives, as well as Japanese woodworking tools, is the use of a whetstone. Dry grinding can affect temper (effectively ruining your knife or tool) and diamond plates are often too aggressive (removing too much material).
All Japanese whetstones will require flattening after use, no matter what type of stone, or the style of your sharpening, all whetstones will begin to dish over time. We recommend a ceramic flattening stone, or diamond plate for this task. For more info, check out Selecting a Japanese Whetstone.