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Naniwa Snow White 8k
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The Jyunpaku 8000 grit stone from Naniwa is a pure white magnesia bond stone with great polishing properties. Jyunpaku translates to “pure white” or “snow white” hence the nickname it receives in sharpening circles. This is a great stone to progress to after using the 5000 and before progressing to the 10000.

  • 8" x 2 3/4" x 1"

  • Average rating is 4.9
    By:  Boar D Laze
    Almost as fine and darn near as fast as a Chosera 10K,without being nearly nearly as expensive. Shines like the similarly priced Naniwa SS 8 and 10Ks without being as soft and as prone to gouging. Not only outstanding by itself,but partnered with a Kitayama will create a world beating edge.
    By:  Rob Babcock
    The Jyunpaku (aka "Snow White) is a wonderful stone! Although I primarily use it to bridge the gap between the 5k and 10k Chocera’s,it’s a great final finishing stone in it’s own right. While it’s not in the Chocera series it does feel very similar; it seems to have a very high grit density and the same "creamy" feel of its Chocera kin. At the price you’re crazy to not have this stone in your collection!
    By:  MadRookie
    Cape Town,South Africa
    Got a slice mounted to an Edge Pro blank.

    It really paves the way for edge refining after the 5k and just before 10k polishing.

    Has very good feedback,cuts well.

    A must in your collection.

    By:  Michiel Vanhoudt
    One of my absolute favorites. It’s fast,smooth and works on every steel I’ve tried. I don’t know why this stone isn’t in the Chosera line,because it works so well between the 5k and 10k.

    It produces a bright mirror and doesn’t dish.

    Just perfect!
    By:  Jmbullman
    Huntersville n.c.
    I never and I mean never thought I would love a stone as much as this one. It cuts while it polishes who could ask for more. Unless the customer wants a higher grit I stop with this carbon or stainless. I don’t go any higher on my own knives and I can whip through a 10 lb bag of potatoes and a 5 lb bag of vadilias with my Richmomd remedy sharpened with this stone and won’t even have to touch up the knife,maybe just hit it with a handamerican strop and put it back in the rack till the next day. As usual unmatched service from mark and sue no one can touch it.
    By:  Chris Griggs
    New Orleans,LA
    Might as well be called a Chosera 9.9K because its 99% of what the Chosera 10k is. I’ve only had my Snow White a few days,but have been using it side by side with a small piece of Chosera 10k I bought at a discount. Like the Chosera 10k it doesn’t visibly absorb any water when you splash it,and while you can use it as a splash and go it does work much better with at least a 5-10 minute soak. I am a woodworker and have been using both to put a final polish on my chisels and plane blades. On typical O1 and A2 tool steels the Snow White is at least as fast as the Chosera 10k. On small bevels you can easily jump to it straight from a 1k. The Snow White and the Chosera 10k produce an edge that is nearly identical in terms of sharpness but the Chosera does impart a slightly,though noticeably brighter finish. Aesthetics,however,is the biggest difference in the end result. Also,with the Snow White,or really any hard stone,you can work up a finer edge and higher polish by wiping the surface of the stone dry and working the edge a bit longer on the surface as it dries out further. When I do this with the Snow White it easily works up to at least a 10k polish and edge. I suppose the Chosera 10k can take you a little farther if you do the same thing,and while it definitely puts on a brighter polish at the get go,I believe the vast majority of people wouldn’t be able to tell a difference in actual sharpness between it and the Snow White. The Chosera 10k is awesome,no doubt. But,if you’ve ever wanted one,and couldn’t justify the expense this is the stone to get. Naniwa’s best kept secret!
    By:  Chris B
    Seattle WA
    The epitome of an 8k water stone. Your search for one should end here. Buy it now and start looking for a natural stone (and/or a finer grit if you want more refinement).
    By:  Amused
    My Junpaku arrived with one of its corners crushed,so a small bit of it flaked off as soon as I unpacked it. However,it didn’t factor into its performance. The stone was a bit peaky on the edges and center,and required a bit of flattening with my course DMT plate. I put it through its paces with a variety of steels. Stainless proved to be the most difficult of the bunch to finish with this stone,but it ultimately produced a finely polished edge. The Junpaku has good hardness,so gouging shouldn’t be an issue. The polish it achieves is quite nice for an #8k stone. The results it can produce are undeniably good,so it is a 5 star performer. However,it tends to clog in my experience,which is a pain. It also is a bit high maintenance or cracks can form,which isn’t uncommon. Therefore,I have to dock it a star. Even though it’s more of a splash-and-go stone,I find a good 5 minute soak will saturate it well enough to start sharpening. Keeping a spray bottle on hand is also recommended. The Junpaku is a quality proven stone.

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