This is where most honing starts. If your blade pulls but still cuts, this range is about as rough as you should need to go. It grinds steel well, but is far less aggressive than a rougher stone such as 1,000. As a result, the stone does the job without grinding excess steel and shortening the life of your blade.
Naniwa Specialty stones are softer than some, so they require more careful and frequent flattening. They're a great budget-friendly option and will last a lifetime of casual sharpening.
Always flatten your stone with a truing stone after honing.
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About Naniwa - Naniwa is the biggest and best sharpening stone manufacturer in Japan. Their stones are among some of the highest quality in the world, good for both professional and amateur. They make a wide range or grits and densities, so you can choose the perfect stone for your needs and budget.
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