Imanishi Seito Toishi - Finishing Whetstone Set for Knives 10000 Grit + Knife
Fixit Polish/Cleaner- Mirror Finishing Natural Stone Feel
GRIT: Finishing Stone #10000
TYPE: Splash & Go (no soak)
MATERIAL: Blended synthetic with natural elements
COLOR: Ivory White
SIZE: 205 mm x 75 mm x 25 mm
WEIGHT: 756 g
MAKER: IMANISHI SEITO
ORIGIN: Kyoto, Japan
*This stone does NOT come with stand or Nagura
* listed stone sizes are approximate, Imanishi stones are usually a few
Imanishi #10000 grit whetstones require only a splash of water to will smooth
burs and sharpen knives or tools quickly. They provide the sharpener audible
feedback and a clear feel of progress. Gorgeous mirror finish can be made with
Polish Blades to mirror and refine burrs. 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.
COLOR & AESTHETIC
Ivory white color. A simple, clean aesthetic make these whetstones as
beautiful to look at as they are to use. Packaged in elegant white 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 finishing stone and a clear winner on price for top-class #10000
grit. Provides a sharpening feel remarkably similar to that experienced with a
natural stone with greater consistency. Cuts faster and better than similarly
priced stones. Grit #10000 smooths burs and leaves a mirror finish . 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.
HOW TO USE
Simply apply water on the surface of the #10000 grit whetstone and it is ready
to use. Rinse and wipe dry with a hand towel when done, and allow air dry at
room temp. Never 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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*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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