The Double stuff is the ultimate pocket stone for sharpening knives. Its’ coarse and fine surfaces make short work of sharpening not only knives but a lot of other small tools as well.
This natural Nagura Stone has been characterized as a stone used more for honing than for cleaning and for use with natural waterstones rather than man-made waterstones.
#1200 grit Red Water Stone
Our #150 Grit Naniwa Omura extra large very coarse stone is designed and manufactured to simulate the rapid cutting action of a natural Omura stone. Unlike many other coarse stones, it leaves a consistant scratch pattern.
Our #2000 Grit Cream Professional Ceramic Water Polishing Stone will remove scratches from coarser stones and smooth and prepare the edge for final polishing to a razor edge.
Our 320-Grit Blue Black Shapton Traditional/Professional Ceramic Waterstone is designed for professional use. It cuts very quickly and is formulated to remove high-carbon steel with a much cleaner scratch pattern but holds its flat surface much longer than other coarse grit stones on the market.
The Pro Edge Plus from Robert Sorby represents the ultimate in sharpening for all of your woodworking, carving, and woodturning tools. The system eliminates all of the guess work by providing a consistent grind time after time.
A guide to tool sharpening and stone preparation and maintenance.
Sharpening stone material has been mined in Japan for nearly 2,000 years. About 1,200 years ago, the best deposits were discovered in the mountainous Narutaki District north of present day Kyoto. Over the centuries, the easily obtainable deposits have been mined out.
The Naniwa #120 grit Green Lobster Stone is made with Green Carbide abrasive and is rapid cutting. It is the coarsest waterstone recommended for Western made tools.
Our #1000 Grit Orange Shapton Professional Ceramic Water Stone is designed for professional use. It will very rapidly remove scratches from coarser stones and establish a wire edge (burr).
Our experts in the Japan Woodworker Product Department were asked to recommend a waterstone set for use in a workshop or kitchen using as the criteria versatility, ease of use and value. This three-piece starter set met the criteria. Because each Japanese toolmaker uses his own forged steel, there are many variables to think about when selecting sharpening stones. You can be sure these waterstones will keep your tools razor-sharp.
Japanese Whetstones (Whet meaning sharpen a blade) are used to grind and hone the edges of steel tools and implements. Japanese stones are called waterstones because water is typically used to help lubricate them and assist in removing debris.
This Man-Made Nagura is an effective and inexpensive means of keeping the surface of your waterstone clean and free of glazing.
The softness of a waterstone allows it to quickly develop a fast cutting abrasive slurry. That’s a real plus for honing, but a negative when you start to develop shallow indentations and irregularities in the surface. Norton’s flattening stone, when rubbed across your waterstone’s surface, quickly flattens and refreshes the face. Its coarse grit silicon carbide promotes maximum cutting while the diagonal grooves provide a path for material removal during the process.
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