Naniwa ARATA #10000 Grit Japanese Whetstone Set for Knives + Carrying Case
Holder - Coarse + Kikusumi FIXIT Eraser + Sharpening Guide
TYPE: Splash & Go
GRIT: #10000 Finishing
DIMENSION: 210 x 70 x 15mm (8.3 x 2.8 x 0.6")
WEIGHT: 688g (24.2oz)
ABRASIVE: white aluminium oxide
COHESIVE AGENT: magnesium-bound
ORIGIN: Osaka, Japan
*This stone comes with a plastic carrying case that doubles as a whetstone
*We include a Kikusumi FIXIT Eraser + KIKUSUMI SHARPENING GUIDE
#10000 GRIT USES
The ARATA #10000 is a very fast and refined finishing whetstone designed for
cooks who want blades with long edge retention and higher performance. Ideal as
a final step following a #5000 grit whetstone. #10000 Stone is designed to
produce smooth, high quality finish and super precise cutting edge for cutting
proteins like raw fish, vegetables and cooked meats. It is buttery smooth and
will leave an outstanding edge as well as removing burrs.
For professionals that want to save time sharpening and get the very best edge
on the knife blade #10000 ARATA is an exceptional addition to a professional
Naniwa ARATA is professional whetstone series that offers the quickest stones
and highest level of performance. At 15 mm thick, it is lightweight so very
easy to carry around for the traveling chef. Naniwa improved performance by
controlling the grit sizes and distribution for more consistent and accurate
cutting. ARATA series are hard stones that provide audible feedback when
sharpening and stone can be sharpened on both top and bottom. These are highly
responsive, fast cutting, and able to handle knives of all Rockwell ratings up
to 67 HRC. A top of the line splash & go whetstone that will save you time and
give outstanding results.
Based on the popular “Naniwa Chosera Stone”, the ARATA was made to be harder
so there is less dishing over time. These stones work fast and efficiently on
stainless steel and high-carbon steel knives and tools. Durability ranks it as
one of the best.
HANDY CARRYING CASE / BASE
It comes inside a plastic carrying box that can fit up to two KAGAYAKIi
stones. The case is perforated on the bottom so water drains and acts as a
stand when sharpening. On the bottom are 4 Silicon feet prevent the case from
slipping when sharpening. Light and compact to carry it protects your stones
when traveling. They can be set directly on water bridges or tables.
KIKUSUMI FIXIT ERASER
We also conveniently include a KIKUSUMI FIXIT Polishing/Rust Eraser for
maintenance of the stone surface such as removing metal bits and stains. If the
stone’s performance is slowing down you can clean using a KIKUSUMI FIXIT
eraser. Wash the grinding stone with water and dry it thoroughly in the shade
before storing it.
KIKUSUMI SHARPENING GUIDE
We developed a sharpening guide to help you get the most out of your Kikusumi
knives & sharpening stones. It covers the basics of good knife sharpening
techniques based on the long history of Japanese methods. How to prepare and
care for your whetstones is also covered.
Overall the ARATA series offers brilliant performance for splash & go
whetstones that is portable and practical to use for professional cooks and
sharpeners. They are one of the fastest stones to sharpen on and should provide
you with years of productive use for the professional. We like the portability
and quick usability of the ARATA series of stones and use it for Kikusumi
pop-up events in Japan. Naniwa is one of the most trusted brands in artificial
whetstones and offers highest level of performance + reliability. The thinner
stones allow for better portability and access to high quality at a more
HOW TO USE
Do not soak this whetstone. Simply set whetstone on the stand and apply water
to the surface when ready to use. Rinse and wipe dry with a hand towel when
done. Use the Kikusumi FIXIT block to clean the whetstone after using. Air dry
at room temperature before storing in carrying case.
*Do not leave whetstone in water.
HOW TO FLATTEN
It is important the whetstone is flat before each use. Applying a nagura
stone, dressing stone, or a flattening plate will help flatten the stone. Be
sure to clean the entire surface of the whetstone when using any of these
methods to optimize sharpening and 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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