Nano Hone Ceramic Whetstone #400
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Nano Hone is an American company run by a husband & wife team, Harrelson and Sayuri Stanley, producing innovative and integrated sharpening products; we often call these the 'Apple' products of the sharpening world. The products are designed intuitively and conscientiously so that sharpeners can truly concentrate on improving their techniques without having to divert energy on unrelated issues (anchoring all the stones, cleaning up the mud and mess afterwords, being able to use the entire stones etc).
We always recommend Nano Hone products to any sharpeners looking the ultimate sharpening set up. Period.
A low grit stone is a must for knives that have not been sharpened for a long time, or have sustained an accident in a kitchen (chips & missing tips, for example). In addition, it is a great stone to have for single bevel knives as most single bevel blades will need a bevel setting that can take a while. It will remove necessary materials quickly without tiring the sharpener allowing you to move through the stone progression in a timely fashion. If you are an experienced sharpener that needs to sharpen many blades repeatedly, having the right low grit stone can make all the differences.
Recommended usage: This is a splash-and-go stone, meaning no soaking prior to usage necessary. It excels at quickly removing both hard and soft steel, and leaves a very consistent finish, making it easy to follow up. It requires more regular flattening and can load up a bit during hard-pressure usage. We recommend it to anyone looking to fix up an old blade or to seriously start a polishing project on a wide bevel blade.
Brand: Nano Hone
Product Type: Whetstone
Wear Rate: ☆☆☆
Sharpening Speed: ☆☆☆☆
(*Maximum rate is 5 stars.)
Soaking Requirement: Not required
Size: 210mm x 75mm x 10mm