IMANISHI SEITO #1000 / #4000 Combo Japanese Whetstone + Kikusumi FIXIT Polisher
GRIT: Combo Stone #1000 + #4000
TYPE: Short Soak / Splash & Go
DIMENSION: 205 mm x 64 mm x 34 mm
WEIGHT: 983 g
MAKER: IMANISHI SEITO
MATERIAL: Blended synthetic with natural elements
COLOR: Creamy White/Charcoal Grey
ORIGIN: Kyoto, Japan
*This stone does NOT come with stand or Nagura
* listed stone sizes are approximate, Imanishi stones are usually a few millimetres +/-
Offers sharpening and honing all in one stone. Works superbly on stainless steel and high-carbon steel knives and tools. The audible feedback and tactile feel communicate to the sharpener progress being made between the stone and the knife.
Imanshi stones are harder than all but the Naniwa Professional so the stones will resist wear and offer long-lasting durability. These stones work superbly on stainless steel and high-carbon steel knives and tools.
Allow the #1000 grit Imanshishi whetstone to soak for at least five minutes before each use. After a few minutes of sharpening dip again to keep stone sharpening efficiently.
Imanishi #4000 grit whetstones require only a splash of water to sharpen knives & tools quickly. It provides the sharpener audible feedback and a clear feel of progress.
COLOR & AESTHETIC
Creamy white & charcoal grey color. A simple, clean aesthetic make these whetstones as beautiful to look at as they are to use. Packaged in elegant gold washi-like paper box. Only marking is the grit number. Perhaps the best looking stones on the market if natural-looking, minimalistic purity is your favored style.
Outstanding combi-whetstone for the price. Provides a sharpening feel remarkably similar to that experienced with a natural stone with greater consistency. Cuts faster and better than similarly priced stones. The feedback and tactile feel make Imanishi whetstones one of the best you can buy. Imanishi Seito is truly an small artisan manufacturer and one of our favorite whetstones to use at Kikusumi.
WHY NO BASE?
It is better to have no base so both top and bottom of the stone can be used which saves time flattening the stone. The bases are not reused so become garbage which contributes to the environmental damage. If you want a much better solution try the Kikusumi Hinoki Wood Whetstone holder.
HOW TO USE
Only soak the #1000 grit whetstone (chestnut brown). 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. Wash the knife blade after using the stone to prevent reaction with the magnesium in the Imanishi stone.
HOW TO LEVEL
With use, a synthetic stone will become slightly concave in the middle and, as a flat surface is necessary for sharpening, they need to be leveled out routinely with a stone fixer.
HOW TO CLEAN
We also conveniently include a Polishing/Fixing/Rust Eraser for maintenance of the stone surface such as removing metal bits and stains. 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.
To obtain a truly sharp edge, you must hand sharpen your Japanese knives with Japanese water stones. The process of sharpening on a stone is like sanding wood. Each pass of the whetstone cuts away material from the blade . Dividing the blade in stages allows the sharpener to shape and polish the metal to an acute edge. Water stones come in a broad range of grits, from very rough to fine, for this purpose. They are referred to as water stones as water is the lubricant adding the sharpening process.
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The picture showing on the item page is a representative image of the product. The product shipped will be similar but please be aware the actual color, pattern, shape and size may slightly differ from the pictures shown regarding items hand-made by the artists and made using natural materials such as wood.
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|Dimensions||27 × 20 × 11 cm|
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