Naniwa IF-0001 "Snow White" Pure White Whetstone #8000
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Slightly smaller in size but thicker than the Chosera series, this Naniwa "Snow White" is an ultra-fine sharpening stone known to be giving excellent mirror polishing and razor-like sharpness. Many would describe the stone as a joy to work with because of the feedback. As Ryky suggested, this could be the "most highly regarded #8000 grit stone in the world", and the overall performance will get even better after the 3rd or 4th time of usage. Generally described as a soaking stone, while a lot of people use it simply as a splash-and-go stone.
Made in Japan
- Origin: Osaka, Japan
- Model No.: IF-0001
- Grit No.: #8000
- Type: Soaking
- Dimension: 200 x 70 x 25mm (7.9 x 2.8 x 1")
- Weight: 1274g (44.9oz)
- 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.