Perfect for finishing and polishing the edge of carbon steel knives, the Kitayama 8000 grit stone is revered among professional sharpeners in Japan. This stone imparts an awesome edge on single bevel knives (Deba, Usuba, and Yanagiba) making it an essential part of the quest for perfect sushi. This stone requires a Nagura stone to clean it up.
When to use this stone
Great stone for finishing single bevel knives such as
Deba, Usuba, and Yanagiba.
This stone is slightly softer than the other 8000 grit stones we carry, so it is ideal for creating a kasumi finish on your blade.
DO NOT soak this stone. This stone only requires a splash of water while sharpening. Please wipe excess water off the stone before storing it. Not following these directions can result in damaging your stone.
About Imanishi - Imanishi specialized in some of Japan's highest-quality sharpening stones, especially when it comes to natural stones. They take the role of the sharpening stone in the lifespan of a knife very seriously and strive to find the perfect stone for each type of knife. We carry a wide variety of natural stones from Imanishi, as well as a few synthetic ones.
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*Konro Grills and some other larger items are excluded from the free shipping offer.
Can I pick up my order Curbside / At the store? Absolutely, as long as all the items you are looking for are in stock at the location you want to pickup from, you'll be able to select that at the checkout. If one or more items aren't at your preferred location we are happy to ship it to you.