400 grit Arato from Naniwa
The first step in the sharpening process generally starts on a coarse stone. We highly recommend this 400 grit sharpening stone due to its fast cutting and durability.
Naniwa PRO Series
The PRO stones from Naniwa are a true upgrade from the Sharpening series. Yes we believe the Naniwa Sharpening stones are an excellent product and in terms of quality are superior to 90% of other stones on the market but the PRO will satisfy even the fussiest sharpener.
The PRO range are made from magnesium resin and have a higher grit to filler ratio than the Naniwa Sharpening Stone series which leads to high performance and excellent wear resistance.
PRO differ from Sharpening Series in the following:
- Require a light soaking (5 minutes)
- 20-25% faster cutting than the Naniwa Sharpening Stone series
- Even longer lasting, at least 2x longer
- Excellent performance even on the hardest steels
The Naniwa PRO sharpening stones range from 400 to 10,000 grit and are all made via the same resin bonded process to give a consistent “feel” through the sharpening process.
N.B. Please do not soak this stone for long periods as it will degrade the stone. Also these stones have no plastic base like our previous series but you can purchase a sturdy rubber base here.
210mm (L) x 70mm (W) x 20mm (H) - stone dimension
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