A note about measurements: Handmade Japanese knives can vary in their dimensions, so these measurements are only an example.
If it long term edge retention you’re after, this Arashiyama 6000 grit is a perfect stone to finish your carbon steel knives. This stone doubles as a “stepping stone” if you plan to take your knives up to 8000, 10,000, or 12,000 grit. Once you put steel to stone it's easy to see why the Arashiyama 6000 has a great reputation among professional sharpeners in Japan. This stone requires a Nagura stone to maintain its performance.
When to use this 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.
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Can I pick up my order Curbside / At the store?
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