This double-sided whetstone comes with medium grit #1000 and finishing grit #6000.
The #1000 is quite rough among the medium grit stones so it is abrasive that it can be used in place of the rough stones for knives which do not need sharpening so much.
The #6000 is a standard grit finishing stone.
It is a versatile whetstone that can be used for any type of kitchen knives, but because it is blended with natural whetstone, it is especially well suited for Japanese kitchen knives with Kasumi (haze).
It can be used by just pouring water on it.
With base, it can be used stably.
Size without base : 75x205x35mm
Size with base : 80x240x50mm
Grit Size: #1000, #6000
Tiny Whetstone Fixer and Wooden Base are included.
*Tiny Whetstone Fixer is a stone with Grit Size #100 for flattening any whetstones' surfaces that have been worn down.
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It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.
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