Naniwa “Burrfection Edition” Professional #800/3000 Combo Stone Set
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Ever since before the creation of his Burrfection channel, Ryky was a huge fan of the Naniwa Pro whetstones. At the beginning of 2016, he bought 2 dozen sharpening and polishing whetstones to test, and throughout the next 4 years of testing whetstones, there is a shortlist of whetstones by which he measure and compare all other whetstones to.
The Naniwa Pro 800 and 3000 became his go-to for splash-n-go (non-soaking) whetstone. They became the whetstones used for all his sharpening demos and tutorials, as well as his personal knives. They are fast cutting, give great feedback, and more importantly - always give him consistent and reliable results.
When the opportunity arose for Ryky to partner with Naniwa to create his own line of whetstones, he thought creating a combo set with his two favorite splash-n-go whetstones was the obvious choice. The Naniwa Pro #800/3000 “Burrfection Edition” Combo, is truly, the first time a professional grade sharpening and polishing whetstone has been offered as a set. Every time a whetstone company offers a combo set, something is compromised.
There were no compromises made in the creation of the Naniwa Pro #800/3000 “Burrfection Edition” Combo set - you are getting the same quality of sharpening and polishing compounds offered in the standard Naniwa Pro #800 and #3000 whestones. By making the stones 25% thinner than the original, the combo is now 30% more affordable.
This combo set gives users everything Ryky loves about the Naniwa Pro 800 and 3000, but in a more affordable all-in-one package, and with no compromise on quality.
Made in Japan. Made by Naniwa Abrasive Mfg. Co. Ltd for Burrfection.
- Origin: Osaka, Japan
- Grit No.: #800 / #3000 WA
- Type: Splash & Go
- Dimension: 210 x 70 x 15mm+15mm (8.2 x 2.7 x 0.5"+0.5")
- Weight: 1,295g (45.67oz)
- Abrasive: white aluminium oxide
- Cohesive agent: magnesium-bound
- Comes in a Naniwa plastic storage box
How to use:
Do not soak this whetstone. Simply apply water on the surface when ready to use. Rinse and wipe dry with a hand towel when done, and allow air dry at room temp. Do not leave in water.
How to clean:
If the stone’s performance is slowing down, or seems to be diminishing, you can clean using a rust eraser, nagura stone, dressing stone, or a flattening plate. Be sure to clean the entire surface of the whetstone when using any of these methods to ensure even wear of the whetstone’s surface.
I'm really impressed with these stones.
Only worked with Suehiro so far and these seem like an upgrade to my cerax 1000 and rika 5000.
Fast shipping and decent packaging although the box was partially damaged on arrival.
Study Results: After about 20 sharpening's on different steels I characterized the performance in terms of speed and feedback by scoring them between 0-5 with VG-10 being a 3 for both categories as a baseline. I then summed the two scores (total is between 0-10) and plotted the steel hardness against it's estimated carbide volume. For steels with a score >5 I considered them to be "good" candidates for sharpening on these stones. Scores =5 were "borderline" and <5 were "poor" performers on the stones in terms of feedback and speed. What I found is that there was a line between the good and poor steels based on hardness and carbide volume. The attached chart can then be used to determine if these will be suitable for your sharpening needs.
Pros: After the study I have done another 30 sharpenings. They are definitely high end stones that perform well. They both cut fairly quickly for their grit rating when compared to average abrasives but still slower than high end soaking stones. Neither slurries very much at all but the 800 to 3K jump will still leave a nice hazy polish that is attractive. Both stay pretty flat with very minor dishing after 3 sharpenings but I usually flatten after each use with a worn 140grit diamond plate for about 30-45s.
Cons: 800 is still a bit slow cutting and both stones will glaze and benefit from dressing after a few uses. Very little slurry generation on either stone.
Overall: Great stones for Pro or serious sharpeners that will cut almost any steel and stay pretty flat. I recommend a lower grit stone than the 800 even for small reprofile jobs but it will repair a very dull but not damaged edge with ease.
These stones are the only stones you’ll need to maintain a razor sharp blade. I would know because I cut myself after I sharpened my TF Denka 😅
I have 5 wet stones already when I purchased the Naniwa Ryky edition. These splash and go stones are really very good. The length is perfect for knives up to 270 mm (imho)
Effortless to bring the edge on.
Was planning to sharpen 2 knives and I ended up sharpening 8 because it’s so easy
These are excptional quality stones with wonderful feedback. Storage case that comes included is very convenient for safely storing the stones and allowing excess water/residue to drip free. I have also used these stones to sharpen my pocket knives. Very Impressed.