This is the first Naniwa waterstone Kevin bought and it changed everything. After using this stone for the first full day he claims to have smashed his American made 4000/8000 combination stone in the back lane out of frustration. He claims it was this Norton waterstone that held him back and stopped him from getting the sharpening results he wanted. Use for any Japanese kitchen knife, hunting knife, woodworking chisel or staright razor. The mirror edge it leaves will impress. Enjoy smooth cutting.
Please do not soak, just splash water on when it’s time to use.