Imanishi Seito Toishi - Combination Whetstone Set for Knives 1000 / 4000 Grit
+ Knife Fixit Polish/Cleaner - Honing / Finishing Natural Stone Feel
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
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
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
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
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. #4000 grit whetstone (white) requires only a splash
of water to sharpen knives & tools so do not soak it. 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. Clean the whetstone with the Kikusumi Fixit
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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We generally shipped your order within the next 1 to 2 business days.
*We will deliver the products in stock immediately
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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