The Naniwa Lobster line of stones is Naniwa’s most budget-friendly option. You’re getting a quality Naniwa stone with the price of an economical water stone. These stones are available in 220, 1000 and 3000 grits.
Like traditional water stones, we recommend soaking the stones in water prior to use. Being a traditional water stone, these stones sharpen quickly.
Naniwa Lobster stones are full-sized stones, unlike other economical options. They measure 8 1/4" long, 2 1/2" wide. The 220 and 1000 are just over and 1" thick. The 3000 is just over 3/4" thick.
Made in Vietnam.
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. The 120 and 1000 will need more water while the 3000 doesn't require much soaking before hand. We do not recommend that you store them long term in water, only soak them before use.