Kirameki Fine Stone #6000

Kirameki Fine Sharpening Whetstone #6000, Nagura Stone Included

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It is a little harder than other finishing stones, and also suitable for sharpening other types of edge tools, such as a fore plane or a chisel. The mixture of natural whetstone powder makes the base metal part hazy, so it is recommended for sharpening Japanese knives with haze (Kasumi).
It can be used by just pouring water on it.

Product No:14k6000
Size: 75x210x20mm
Grit Size: #6000
Nagura Stone is included.
*Nagura Stone (or Dressing Stone) is a small stone for creating slurry before sharpening a knife and erasing the metal attached on the whetstone after the sharpening.

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Fine Stone

The number is 2000 - 10000 grit and can go even further beyond.
This type of stone is used for the final process of sharpening. You may seem them sometimes referred to as "finishing stones."
It is so fine that can sharpening using this whetstone can even remove the scratches from a medium stone.
It is often used for Japanese knives (such as Yanagiba knives), which require extremely delicate sharpness.


Manufacturing Method

Synthetic resins such as phenol and epoxy are hardened by baking at a relatively low temperature of around 200℃. The stone has low water absorbency, so there is no need to soak it in water before sharpening. The elasticity of the whetstone makes it easy to hit the blade when sharpening and produces a fine, fine finish. This method is suitable for medium to fine stones.

A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.

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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