The Naniwa Economical Waterstones are good waterstones at a great price. You're getting a quality genuine Naniwa product with a price tag of an economical stone. These stones are available in 120, 1000, and 3000 grits.
Like traditional waterstones, we recommend soaking the stones in water prior to use. Being a traditional waterstone, these stone sharpen very quickly.
Each stone measures 175 MM long x 55 MM wide and 15 MM thick. In inches the stone measures 6 7/8" long, 2 1/8 wide and 5/8" thick. This size offers a good balance of value and size. .
120 - This stone has an extra coarse. This stone sharpens very quickly. Gray in color.
1000 - This stone is fine. If you are patient, this can sharpen even a very dull knife. However, where this stone really shines is in maintaining your knives and tools. The 1000 grit quickly refines a moderately dull edge. Red in color.
Made in Japan.
Q. Do I need to soak all of the stones in water before use?
A. Yes, all of the stones will benefit from soaking in water prior to use.