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Japanese Water Stones

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From top: Japanese water stones and Nagura slurry stone
STWT, STWT10, STWT4, and STWTAKS

Our Japanese water stones are available
in 800, 1000, and 4000 grits.

  • 800 grit stone (coarse), STWT
    Used where rapid removal of metal is desired or for removing large nicks.

  • 1000 grit stone, STWT10
    Used when your tool is in good shape but needs final sharpening.

  • 4000 grit stone, STWT4
    Use to maintain a sharp edge on your tools.

  • Nagura Slurry Stones
    Nagura stones are can be used to create a slurry on a fine natural sharpening stone. They are not recommended for use on coarse stones.  The theory is that a small amount of slurry prevents the blade edge being sharpened from slipping over the sharpening stone. Nagura stones are typically used toward the end of the sharpening process when finer grit stones are being used. Nagura stones are also used as a cleaning stone after flattening a fine natural or man-made stone with a courser stone. It can smooth the surface of a flattened stone allowing better contact with the surface being sharpened.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Natural water stones should be flattened regularly, ideally each time you use them. Before use, soak the stone for a short period of time in a water bucket then flatten using one of several tried and true methods like sandpaper on a piece of glass, or a flattening stone. You can even use a coarser stone that has been flattened to flatten a finer stone.

  • Oil or other mineral spirits will destroy the sharpening ability of water stones.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
STWT Japanese water stone, 800 grit
Yes $44.17
STWT10 Japanese water stone, 1000 grit
Yes $44.17
STWT4 Japanese water stone, 4000 grit
Yes $89.53
STWTAKS Nagura Slurry Stone
Yes $13.50