Naniwa IT-0180 Hibiki Whetstone #8000
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Naniwa's Hibiki whetstones are harder than typical whetstones because the material uses a particularly hard bond. They are slow wearing and are mostly designed for sharpening tool blades made of hard steel, although some prefer these stones for sharpening knives of high hardness. The #8000 ultra-fine-grit whetstone gives a fine mirror polish along the edge. It's recommended to flatten these whetstones regularly, as it may take lots of time and effort to re-flatten the stone if the surface is dished excessively.
Made in Japan
- Origin: Osaka, Japan
- Model No.: IT-0180
- Grit No.: #8000
- Type: Soaking
- Dimension: 200 x 65 x 20mm (7.9 x 2.6 x 0.7")
- Weight: 557g (19.65oz)
- Abrasive: White Aluminium Oxide
- Cohesive Agent: Magnesium-bound
How to use:
Pre-soak for 15 minutes before use, and apply water on surface during sharpening when needed. 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.