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Kitayama 8000 Grit Water Stone
Kitayama 8000 Grit Water Stone
Kitayama 8000 Grit Water Stone

Kitayama 8000 Grit Water Stone

Item #: Kitayama8000

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews)

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Kitayama 8000x Water Stone.
  • Size 205mm x 75mm x 25mm

    The Kitayama whetstone has a grit rating of 8,000 but some stores claim that it is 12,000. The reason for this confusion is that the stone "seems" like a higher grit. We use the actual rating on the stone. The Kitayama whetstone should be soaked in water for about 15 minutes before use. Kitayama stones contain Magnesium salts that will dissolve in water so it is recommended that you do not leave the stone in water for long periods of time.

    We recently switched these stones to the baseless version after our customers voted 10 to 1 in favor of the baseless version. The baseless stone allows you to sharpen on both sides.

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Great Polishing Stone, May 15, 2017
    Posted By: Tomislav Cukman - verified customer

    This is beautiful polishing stone. If you are looking for mirror finish this is the stone to you.

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    5  Stone, April 9, 2017
    Posted By: Bratie - verified customer

    Quick slurry and good speed.Nice finish on blades.

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    5  Best 8k yet. Nice and creamy, December 11, 2016
    Posted By: Jmbullman - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    One of the best 8k stones I've ever used from Glass to Diamond to Sigma power and my collection of M series shaptons and shapton pros plus to many more to list. Cuts CPM M4 with ease and I've never seen a stronger steel, Benchmade rates it close to 70 Rockwell or more. I've been using this as a finisher for most of my customers except for a few who want a specific stone used and I've yet to have any harsh words said except I dont know what you did different but this is a wonderful cutting knife. I think they make a 6 k if so I'll grab one after Christmas. Right now I'm jumping from a Nubatama or Gesshin 6k than to this and the combo is awesome. Wish I would have got one years ago. I've had zero problem with gouging. Great service from CKTG as always.

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    5  Should of bought one from day one, December 3, 2016
    Posted By: JM Bullman
    3 people found this review helpful

    I've got pretty near I'd say one of the best collections of various stones and a few are not available in the U.S. I was looking for something slightly different just not my normal edge and decided to order one. Boy o boy was I glad I did. I used it on VG 10, S30V, ZPD189, KERSHAW Shallot Damascus, HAP 40, M390, CPM M4, CPM 154, 440C, BOMBSHELL STEEL, this stone works wonders on everything it touches. I can see how it can be confused for a 12K which I have in a M series Sharon pro and it out performed it. The trick like always is with each steel learn the composition first and than vary your slurry for the Different steels. I was quite impressed and if I wear it out, I have doubles of almost everything for reasons I won't say but I might even have another one of these on the shelf in case of a dare I say theft or accidental drop. All those knife steels were cut today on a mixture of stones but I did finish with this for a test drive and i think this chef will be happy when he gets his bag back with glistening sharp knives and his pocket knives. Also used on a T.O.P.S.African Hunter fixed blade made of a very hard D2. The CPM M4 is about as hard as it will ever get I hope and it turned out perfect. I've sent him pics and his check is in the mail. Great stone and better service. To bad there is no place for a pic on here. Peace and keep sharpening. P.S. Never had the gouge problem on this stone. The only stone I have issues with severe gouging is the sigma power line especially the 13k. There not sold on this site and probably a good thing because they are very very soft and wear fast. This stone is a bonafied winner and will be with me on all my jobs. Peace

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    5  Finish Stone without Equal, July 30, 2016
    Posted By: Ed Warner - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Great solid stone for the next finish/polishing stone after using the 6000 Arashiyama. Very easy touch is all that is needed with this stone to make your knife a professional tool.

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    5  Product Review, June 3, 2014
    Posted By: Pha - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    Great item. Customer service is really great as well. I bought this because I need a finer stone to create a really sharp edge on my knives. This item does not need any water because it's made with natural ingredients.

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    5  Product Review, December 5, 2013
    Posted By: Federico - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This is a fantastic finishing stone. I use it after a 6000 grit Ohishi or 6000 Arashiyama. Depending on how much pressure I apply or how much mud I create, this stone can finish like an 8000 or 10000 grit stone. It's a splash and go stone so it does not wear quickly. I also like that I can flip it and use the opposite side. I have an Imanishi 10000 and on some knives the Kitayama finishes better.

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    5  Product Review, July 15, 2012
    Posted By: Troy - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This is a really nice stone for finishing a knife. I use it as a splash-n-go stone with a little more splash than my other splash-n-go stones. Great stone before going to the strop.

    This stone is soft, so Mark recommended that I only strop on it. of course I didn't listen so I did snow-plow and gouge it a little (a very little), so back to only stroping for me.

    For me, this is a great finishing stone at a reasonable price. Highly recommend.


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    5  Product Review, July 9, 2012
    Posted By: ward c. - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    The large size makes this a real bargin. I dont soak this stone, it just takes a splash and is ready to use. Doesnt clog or dry out and the feed back is very nice. Some users have rated this at 10000 grit. It leaves a fine mirror polish. This in my favorite man made polish stone along with the shapton 8000.

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    5  Product Review, April 5, 2012
    Posted By: greg haines - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    this is a great stone, just a rub with the slurry stone and a spritz with water and you're ready to go. Great feedback, excellent polished bevel. Does a wonderful job on my straight razors and all my knives. Also excellent value at this price.

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    5  Product Review, December 28, 2011
    Posted By: Ronny - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    One of the best 8000 grit water stones for your money.

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    5  Product Review, August 11, 2011
    Posted By: Barnet Rawitch - verified customer
    4 people found this review helpful

    Outstanding stone purchased from outstanding online store.

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    5  Product Review, July 20, 2011
    Posted By: Aaron - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I've wanted to use this stone for a good while but always kept putting it off. Do I regret it. Wonderful stone for the price, easily worth twice the amount. Hard stone yet fast cutting, low water consumption (just splash and go). But I should note that while yes this stone will work as a 8k it will shine if used after 8 or 10K stones. The finish will be much better if you use it this way. Simply an awesome stone.

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    5  Product Review, July 16, 2011
    Posted By: M. Pettersson - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I just bought my second one, it's a brilliant finishing stone that if treated right could give that dark deep mirror finish. Also it has great feeback and is a pure pleasure to work on.

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    5  Product Review, March 15, 2011
    Posted By: Paul - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This is an excellent stone.Use after a good 6000 stone and(Do not soak)just splash and keep wet by wiping with fresh water frequently, it will give you a very quick mirror polish as good as or better than any 10-12000 grit stone.It is a pure bonus that it is large and inexpensive

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    5  Product Review, February 25, 2011
    Posted By: Bryan - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    I use this as my finishing stone after a Suehiro Rika 5000 grit water stone. It polishes up the edge very nicely with relatively little time. Would strongly recommend this as a finishing stone! You should flatten the stone after every use because the metal particles from the blade do accumulate on the surface of the stone.

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    4  Product Review, February 14, 2011
    Posted By: Aniceto Moreno Jr - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This is my first whet stone that I have purchased and it is everything I hoped it would be. I normally do not soak the stone prior to use rather splash it with water. However, it works great either way. Mirror finish on the blade and envious co-workers abound. Great purchase.

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    5  Product Review, January 3, 2011
    Posted By: Jesse - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This stone doesn't need to be soaked before use, it works great as a splash and go. Don't use the nagura to build a slurry, it's there for cleaning up the stone, rinse the slurry off. This stone cuts amazingly fast for such a fine grit. It gives a mirror polish finer than most 10k stones. It's a steal at twice the price. Now that I have used it, I can't believe I lived without it for so long. This is the nicest finishing stone I have ever used. It's got a great feel, nice and smooth, not too hard, not too soft. Perfection

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