Naniwa is known for making quality water stones. The Naniwa Standard Traditional Water Stone is no exception. If you're looking for a quality water stone, the Naniwa Traditional is a great value.
The Naniwa Standard Traditional Water Stones are an excellent balance between price and features. You still get the quality and attention that Naniwa gives all their stones but don't have to pay the higher price of their more expensive lines of stones. Unlike the Super Stones (now called Sharpening Stones) these have a traditional water stone bond, the tradition bond absorbs water and thus requires soaking before use.
Each stone measures 8 1/4" long, 2 3/4" wide and 3/4" thick. The stone is thick enough to provide many years of sharpening.
Made in Japan.
Kit Include following grits:
220 Extra Coarse Grit - This grit is excellent for establishing a new bevel angle on a tool or knife. We also recommend it for sharpening extremely dull or nicked blades. The 220 grit sharpens very quickly.
1000 Medium Grit - This stone is a very popular grit choice because it really starts to refine the edge. This stone is an excellent follow up after using the 220 stone. If your edge isn't very worn, you don't need to start any coarser than this. At price and grit, this is one of the best values in sharpening stones.
6000 Very Fine Grit - This is yet another good choice as a final grit for many tools and knives. This stone works very well after you've used the 1000 or 1500 grit, and is fine enough to be considered a polished edge.