Japanese Sharpening Stone SK11 - Grit 3000

Code: 4746
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Brand: SK11
€21,27 €25,74 incl. VAT
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28.5.2024

Abrasive water stone from the Japanese brand SK11 with a fine grit of #3000 JIS for sharpening knife edges, chisels, plane blades, and more. Stand included in the package. Stone size 175 x 55 x 16 mm. Made in Japan.

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Product detailed description

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Japanese water sharpening stones are known for their top-notch sharpening performance. The abrasive particles are quickly flushed out by water, which reveals new, sharp crystals and thus always provides a top-quality surface for sharpening any blade. During sharpening, a so-called "slurry" is formed, which can also be created thanks to the help of "Nagura" stones. This slurry increases the efficiency of the sharpening process. Japanese water stones should only be lubricated with water, never use oil. These stones can be soaked in water to increase sharpening performance, but never leave them in water for a long time, as this can affect the bond of the crystals and lead to cracking.

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Sharpening stone features:

✅ JIS Grain Size: #3000
✅ Water stone
✅ For smoothing, really fine stone
✅ Stand included in the package
✅ Made in Japan

Which grit to choose?

For sharpening really dull or uneven blades, use stones with a low JIS number (Japanese classification for grit size). The lower the number, the coarser the stone. Stones with a high JIS number are intended for final and fine sharpening or smoothing.

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  • #120 to #600 JIS: for dull and uneven blades
  • #700 to #2000 JIS: for normal sharpening
  • #3000 to #5000 JIS: for fine sharpening of quality blades
  • #6000+ JIS: extremely fine stones for smoothing or removing scratches
How to sharpen with water stones

japonsky_hoblik_informaceFor proper sharpening with a Japanese water stone, it is advisable to prepare (besides the knife and stone) also a towel and a container of water (e.g., plastic). Soak the water stone in the container for about 10 minutes, to allow the stone to adequately absorb water. Then place the stone on a towel, hold the knife in your dominant hand with the blade facing you and start sharpening.

The knife should lie on the stone in a horizontal position at approximately a 45° angle across and the blade itself should rest on the stone's surface at an angle of 15 to 20°. The index finger of the hand holding the handle should rest on the back of the blade and three fingers of the other hand should be placed on the side of the blade. Be careful not to injure yourself while handling.

With this grip, move the blade evenly across the entire surface of the stone about 30 times. A liquid similar to slurry will start to form on the surface of the stone - do not wipe this liquid during intermediate sharpening as it increases the efficiency of the sharpening process. If the stone begins to dry out during sharpening, reapply a small amount of water.

Repeat this process several times so that the entire blade is evenly sharpened. After sharpening, wash the knife and stone with water, dry them with a towel, and store in a dry place.

Additional parameters

Category: Fine (3000-5000)
JIS Grit: 3000.0
Type: Water
Length: 175 mm
Width: 55 mm
Height: 16 mm
Stand included in the package: Yes
Weight: 460 g
Made in: Japan
Quantity in package:1: