The Chosera stones are markedly harder than the Super Stones. Naniwa designed these stones for professionals who put the highest daily demands on their knives. Overall, these stones are best for those who don't have a lot of time to spend and need to quickly and cleanly sharpen their knives. Every Chosera sharpening stone is delivered with a special Nagura stone (67 x 49 x 25 mm) to put a fine sharpening paste on the surface of the Chosera stones during use. This 1K stone is very popular grit because it is really starts to refine the edge. This stone is great after using the 400. If the edge is not dull or does not need a new bevel set, you donít need to start any coarser than this. Naniwa claims these are splash-and-go stones, but users say that soaking for 15 minutes really brings out the best qualities of the sharpening matrix. These stones measure 210mm x 70mm x 25mm.
This is a great stone; cuts beautifully and is a great size,wide and long so large gyutos are no problem.
Does tend to build a thick slurry if not kept watered during sharpening but this doesnít detract from its performance.
Excellent quality stone. Very pleased with the performance.
I am very pleased with the performance of this stone. I received this stone by accident; but it turned out to be a great blessing. Having used Ark stones,Norton water stones,and Sigma Power stones,I was really surprised at how well this Chosera 1000 works. First,it’s pretty fast and cuts wonderfully! The stone is super dish resistant! It slowly works up a slurry and polishes blade backs (woodworking chisels and plane blades)to better than all but the Sigma. What I love about the stone is how it continues to work even when loading up. I’ve experienced no glazing with the stone. The green slurry is annoying,but it washes right off without a problem. Likewise,this stone is quick and easy to flatten. And,like the Sigma Power,the Chosera 1000 has a superior feel to the other stones I’ve used. Though the higher price was an initial hinderance to me,I’ll have to say that I expect it to outlast all other stones (well,not the Ark stones) I’ve tried. This stone gets flat,stays flat,and demonstrates excellent longevity. I’m glad I tried it!!!
This stone is great. It cuts very quickly. Great feedback. I can see why this is one of the best bevel setters out there. Very cool using it.
By: Albert Alhadeff
I have quite a few different bevel setters that I use for my straight razors. The Chosera is without doubt the best by far. It works equally well for knives. CKTG sells it WITHOUT the base which is far better (do not buy it with the base). You can use both sides that way and it is easier to lap under running water. The feedback is unmatched. I suggest also getting the Chosera 400 for those who want to start with a lower grit. As always,super service and speedy shipping from CKTG.
By: Mike M
It doesn’t get any better than this stone at the 1k level. It is hard and cuts fast and leaves a smooth bevel. If you are even halfway serious about sharpening,you need to pick up a Chosera 1k. Chefknivestogo has the best prices and top notch service. I highly recommend.