Naniwa Mini Professional Whetstone #5000 (Yamato)
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A mini-version of the ever-popular Naniwa Professional stones. The Yamato line is perfect for all sharpeners/cooks as they are budget-friendly, lightweight, and compact. The best value for making amazing edges for years to come. It does work with our 1-2-3 Stone Holder/Ito Stone holder but if you wish to purchase the designated holder, click here.
We recommend using the Atoma Small Diamond Plate (with Handle) to flatten and maintain this line of mini stones.
A fine grit stone is a great tool for pushing the edge a bit further, and a #5000 grit finish can you an amazing polish without getting into a razor's edge category (not always desired in food preparation). In addition, it is a practical range to have as a touch-up stone for professional cooks and home cooks alike.
Recommended usage: This is a splash-and-go stone, meaning no soaking prior to usage necessary. In fact, make a point to dry the stone after usage, otherwise, the stone may develop micro-cracks. It excels at creating a toothy, yet refined feeling edge for almost all types of steels. It is a hard stone that has a fast sharpening speed that will last a very long time. We highly recommend this stone to anyone seriously interested in having a wicked edge, but we do not recommend this stone for polishing wide bevels as it creates very little slurry on its own, and contrast. However, it can be used for the ura of a single bevel knife.
Brand: Naniwa ナニワ研磨工業
Product Type: Whetstone