Nano Hone Extra Thick Ceramic Whetstone #200
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. They 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 afterward, being able to use the entire stones, etc).
We always recommend Nano Hone products to any sharpeners looking for the ultimate sharpening setup. 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 removing both hard and soft steel fast, and leaves a very consistent finish, whilst offering amazing feedback. Often a big problem with many low grit stones is that they either too soft and/or too inconsistent. Its very important to balance the sharpening speed, abrasive consistency, and the hardness of the stone when creating low grit stones, and Nano Hone #200 has this balance. This is our favourite low grits at this time, and we highly recommend it to anyone looking to fix up an old blade or and/to seriously start a polishing project on a wide bevel blade (Takeda, Hinoura, Mazaki, single bevels etc).
Brand: Nano Hone
Product Type: Whetstone
Wear Rate: ☆☆☆☆
Sharpening Speed: ☆☆☆☆☆
(*Maximum rate is 5 stars.)
Soaking Requirement: Not required
Size: 210mm x 75mm x 51mm