400 grit Arato from Naniwa
Used as the first step in the sharpening process or to recreate the bevel. Can also be used for minor repair work. Soft abrasive with a smooth cutting action.
Naniwa Sharpening Stones
This series of sharpening stones from Naniwa are made from the same high quality grit as the PRO series but made from a softer resin with slightly less grit for those on a budget.
These stones are made from tightly packed resin bonded grit and have the following advantages:
- No pre soaking required - simply splash some water on the surface and start sharpening
- Faster cutting than regular stones
- Longer lasting - about twice as long as regular stones
- Much less mess than “cement” type stones
The Naniwa Sharpening Stone series ranges from 400 to 12000 grit and are all made via the same resin bonded process to give a consistent “feel” through the sharpening process
N.B. These stones do not have a plastic bases like our previous ranges. You can purchase a sturdy rubber base here
210mm (L) x 70mm (W) x 20mm (H) - stone dimension
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