800 grit Arato from Kaiden
We highly recommend this 800 grit ceramic stone as a first step for single bevelled blades. Follow up with a 2000 Kaiden ceramic before moving on to finer synthetic or natural toishi for outstanding results.
Ceramic stones tend to be super thirsty and we recommend using in an area you can regularly splash a lot of water, ideally directly over a basin.
Kaiden Ceramic Sharpening Stones
The Kaiden range of ceramic sharpening stones are laden with rich amounts of aluminium oxide grit for superior cutting power. They are labouriously hand moulded and pressed with 100t of pressure before being dried and high fired over a 36-hour period. These stones are for the true professional and although good for ryoba style edges they excel for kataba style blades.
We strongly recommend this stone for those with intermediate to advanced sharpening skills only:
- Super fast cutting power
- Long lasting
- Excellent feedback during the sharpening process (crisp burrs)
- Great end results- i.e sharp blades
- Instructions: Soak the 800 grit stone a good 20 minutes before use or until the bubbles stop rising. Keep adding water as you go throughout the sharpening process.
N.B. Please do not soak this stone for long periods as it will degrade the stone. We recommend using this stone in conjunction with a sturdy rubber base.
210mm (L) x 70mm (W) x 20mm (H) - approximate stone dimension
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