Naniwa Diamond stones are the ultimate sharpening nerd stones. This super hard diamond stone stays flat for ages and grinds steel quite fast, so it's good for sharpening super tough abrasion-resistant steels, removing flat spots on primary bevels, and fixing the backs of single bevel knives.
This stone eats steel like a dream, so it's perfect for resetting, flattening, or altering bevels without leaving deep scratches. It also excels at starting edges on super hard knives.
When to use this stone:
Cuts steel quickly and no soaking is required, just splash and go.
Sets a good flat foundation for any knife thinning you are doing and takes out deep stratches very quickly, priming your knife for finer stones.
Works great for touch-ups on rugged outdoor knives.
Due to its hardness, it is by far the longest-lasting low grit stone available and will need much less truing than other low grit stones.
That said, always flatten your stone with a truing stoneafter sharpening.
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 of grits and densities, so you can choose the perfect stone for your needs and budget.
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.