Nano Hone Ceramic Whetstone #3000
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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. 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 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 fine grit stone is a great tool for pushing the edge a bit further, and a #3000 grit finish gives you similar refinement without sacrificing too much of the edge retention of finer stones. 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. It may need a couple of minutes of soaking right out of the box, however. It excels at removing both hard and soft steel fast, and leaves a very consistent finish, whilst offering amazing feedback. It requires more regular flattening than higher grit stones in the same line-up. Regardless, it is one of our favourite low grits, and we recommend it to anyone looking to fix up an old blade or 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: ☆☆☆☆☆
Grain Scale: FIne
Sharpening Speed: ☆☆☆
(*Maximum rate is 5 stars.)
Soaking Requirement: Not required
Size: 210mm x 75mm x 10mmmm