Naniwa Aotoshi 2k Green Brick
Naniwa Aotoshi 2k Green Brick
Naniwa Aotoshi 2k Green Brick

Naniwa Aotoshi 2k Green Brick

Item #: IR-0260

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What many users call the “Green Brick of Joy”, this is the 2k Aotoshi from Naniwa. This stone is fine enough for many applications in the kitchen. It will leave your knife with an edge better than most factory edges. This stone cuts quickly and is great for setting up the edge for further refinement on stones like the 5000. It measures 210mm x 70mm x 55mm.
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4  Product Review, October 8, 2014
Posted By: Kyle - verified customer

This is a nice stone I don't know if its me but I don't think this stone is a joy to use. I bought this stone because of the price and I've read that everyone loves this stone. While its a good to have I do notice like someone else has stated that it depends on what steel your sharpening on how well this stone preforms. This stone clogs quite easily but I find cleaning the surface with a nagura really helps improve the preformance and unclog the stone.

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4  Product Review, May 14, 2014
Posted By: Adam Y - verified customer

Great stone all around for the price. It does clog a bit more than other stones, but you just add more water and keep on sharpening. If you are new to sharpening and looking for 1 decent stone to add to your rougher grit this is the one. Cuts fast and leaves a nice toothy edge. It does tend to dish because its a softer stone, but you get a lot of stone for your money.

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5  Product Review, April 2, 2014
Posted By: Tomás - verified customer

Bought this stone to sharpen a AS knife. I 'm a noob, but I was able to provide a very good edge very quickly. It's important to say that this was my last stone, but it put a very fine edge at my kohetsu! Will recommend it for everyone.

Greetings,

Tomás


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3  Product Review, February 26, 2014
Posted By: Allen - verified customer

OK stone for the money I mean the stone is huge but in opinion it is picky about what steels it want to sharpen. Softer steels will get screaming sharp and have a nice semi gloss after sharpening , but your harder steels will still get kind of sharp but not really what I call sharp. I was looking for a stone to bridge the gap between 800 or 1000 to 4000 and I believe there are better stones for this. Great service from Mark as always but if I ever wear this huge thing out I believe I would try another 2k stone over this one. Also this stone is very soft it feels like a king almost ,again and just my opinion but the one thing this stone is great at is for a working edge work the stone until kind of dry and let it load up to get a nice hazey finish and a decent working edge .

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5  Product Review, February 14, 2014
Posted By: spencer - verified customer

A friend let me borrow this stone about a year ago, and I finally purchased it tonight. After using many other systems I found that this stone is the absolute best all around stone I've used. I'm the type of person who likes to keep a quality working edge on their knives rather than sharpening from the ground up. This stone is very easy to work with and gives amazing feedback, and not to mention the working surface is huge. The only reason I didn't order one earlier is they were out of stock the last time I looked for it and no other retailer seems to have this stone. I use this stone as a finish stone and see no necessity of going any finer for almost all of my uses. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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5  Product Review, August 6, 2013
Posted By: GRraff - verified customer

This is a great stone for general sharpening in a professional kitchen. It leaves a nice finish and is quick to use.

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5  Product Review, June 9, 2013
Posted By: Chris Turner - verified customer

Outstanding stone!! I've had some time to try a few different knives on it and I love it! Great, silky smooth feel with a very high polish for a stone rated 2k. I'd guess the finish is closer to 5k almost mirror finish with light pressure. Very fun to use but very easy to gouge if your angle isn't steady.

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5  Product Review, September 2, 2012
Posted By: Allen B. - verified customer

The green brick is exactly what it says -- a joy to use. It is the best 2000 grit stone I've used in years. It produces good mud and does not dish easily. It will last me a lifetime, due to its size. You cannot go wrong with this stone. Absolutely great! Fast shipping, and great products. Thanks Mark, for another good one.

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5  Product Review, December 24, 2010
Posted By: Aaron - verified customer

I don't know how I lived without this stone. It cuts as fast as a 1k and polishes to a mirror finish. The feedback and feel of this stone is buttery smooth. It's easy to flatten and doesn't dish as fast as a 1k superstone. I'm perfectly happy with the edge off this stone, I haven't felt the need to use a finishing stone, yet.

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5  Product Review, December 23, 2010
Posted By: Rob Babcock - verified customer

After using this for awhile I have to say this is a magic bullet for German knives. Most of the time when I have to sharpen a Wusthof or other German the owner has steeled it to the point that you can barely tell which part of the blade to sharpen. ;) Typically I'll use a DMT XC and/or C to cut a good clean bevel; I've found that I can jump right from the DMT C/320 and even right from the XC/22o to the Aotoshi 2k with no intermediate stones. It's nutrient dense enough to not only polish out the DMT scratches but put an impressive shine & superb cutting edge on in one shot.

With my new 1-2 Punch of DMT + Green Brick I no longer dread sharpening Germans. Er, okay...I dread it less. ;)


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5  Product Review, October 3, 2010
Posted By: Rob Babcock - verified customer

Man, this is an amazing stone! It's not that far from the 2k Chocera but at a fraction of the price. Like the Chocera, it's dense enough to go from an Arato (even a 320/C DMT) right to this one with great results. You really can't go wrong with this one. I can't recommend this stone highly enough!

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5  Product Review, October 2, 2010
Posted By: Ken Schwartz - verified customer

A long time favorite stone of mine. It is the ideal stone for European knives, allowing you to go from a very coarse stone or plate up to a level of finish more than adequate for European knives. Also works well in a sequence for harder Japanese knives too. Using the dried mud from lapping the stone dried on paper gives you an excellent 'stone paper' for polishing the sides of your knife. Very smooth stone with excellent feedback. HIGHLY recommended stone.
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Ken


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5  Product Review, September 7, 2010
Posted By: thombrogan - verified customer

The Naniwa Green Brick of Joy is fast becoming my favorite stone. Use it with a lot of water on the surface and it cuts around the speed of 1,000 grit waterstone. Let the surface dry as you continue sharpening and the stone finishes like 3,000-4,000 grit waterstone. Dishes faster than some other stones, but it's truly a pleasure to use.

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5  Product Review, September 2, 2010
Posted By: thombrogan - verified customer

This stone is very versatile and can be used as both a finishing stone or medium stone. Simply incredible.

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5  Product Review, August 27, 2010
Posted By: Aaron - verified customer

Very good 2k stone leaves a good edge and has good feed back and the size alone is great many years of good use.

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