Kirameki Fine Stone #8000

Kirameki Fine Sharpening Whetstone #8000, Nagura Stone Included

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This is a fine finishing stone among general finishing stones.It is ideal for sharp cutting edges or when you want to polish steel to a mirror-like finish.
It is an intermediate softness among the Kirameki series finishing stones, but it has the resilient softness characteristic of the resinoid type.
It makes the base metal part hazy (Kasumi) and the steel shines well. That makes border of the blade is clear, so it is especially suitable for finish sharpening of steel Japanese knives.
It can be used by just pouring water on it.

Product No:14k8000
Size: 70x205x25mm
Grit Size: #8000
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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