SK11 Japanese Sharpening Stone Set with Tray - Grit 220, 1000, and 3000

Code: 4764
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Brand: SK11
€99,36 €120,23 incl. VAT
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30.5.2024

Set of water sharpening stones by the Japanese brand SK11 with grit sizes of #220, #1000, and #3000 JIS for sharpening knife edges, chisels, plane blades, and more. Practical tray included in the package.

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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, revealing new, sharp crystals and thus always providing a premium surface for sharpening any blade. During sharpening, a so-called "slurry" is formed, which can also be created with the help of "Nagura" stones. This slurry enhances 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 the 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.

Set features:

✅ JIS Grit: #220, #1000, and #3000
✅ Water stones
✅ 3 basic types of coarseness for complete sharpening
✅ Tray included in the package

Which coarseness to choose?

For sharpening really dull or uneven blades, use stones with a low JIS number (Japanese classification for grit). The lower the number, the greater the coarseness of 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 using water stones

japonsky_hoblik_informaceTo properly sharpen with a Japanese water stone, it is advisable to prepare (besides the knife and stone) also a towel and a container with water (e.g., plastic). Soak the water stone in the container for about 10 minutes, so the stone absorbs enough 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 45° across and the blade itself should rest on the stone 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 during manipulation.

With this grip, move the blade across the entire surface of the stone with even movements 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 starts to dry out during sharpening, reapply a small amount of water.

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

Additional parameters

Category: Double-sided
JIS Grit: 1000, 3000, 220
Type: Water
Length: 250 mm
Width: 90 mm
Height: 60 mm
Weight: 3470 g
Tray in package: Yes
Number in package: 3