The whetstone has to be uniform when sharpening. This base can be used to flatten the whetstone surface again when it is hollow.
This Naniwa whetstone belong to the Naniwa regular stone series for general sharpening purpose. It can be used both professional and hobby chefs.
- 220-400: Coarse stones. Reshape or repair chips, put on an edge for very dull knives. Not recommended to beginner sharpeners as they are abrasive and shave off a lot of material.
- 800-2000: Medium stones. Regular sharpening.
- 3000-8000: Fine stones. Basic finishing and polishing stones.
- 10000-12000: ultrafine stones. Used for mirror polish finish.
We recommend to have several whetstones with different grain (coarse, medium and fine) to achieve the perfect sharpening
Naniwa sharpening stones are manufactured in Osaka (Japan) and this company does a exhaustive quality control of its products. Naniwa has been the top-brand for years and is very popular among sharpening enthusiasts.