The Naniwa Super Stones are made with a resin bond, which allows for a higher level of abrasive particles compared with less expensive methods of stone bonding. The higher abrasive levels contribute to the speed of sharpening. This 3k is a good final stone, many will use this after the 1000 grit stone. It is fine enough to be used prior to the 8000 grit stone. These are splash-and-go stones, so no need for soaking prior to use. They measure 210mm x 70mm x 20mm. We are happy to be the only US distributor of Naniwa Super Stones that come in the larger 20mm thickness without bases.
Although the price was initially a concern,I am very glad I got the 3K SS. I use this on straight razors and I love the feel of the stone - kinda like a pencil eraser but much firmer. Fast cutting very high quality product combined with great service from ChefKnivestogo makes this a perfect option to keep things sharp. Also a worry was how long this stone would last but after using it for a few days I cannot imagine this stone not long outliving me. It is such a fast cutter that it is hard to wear the stone down at all,as long as you don’t overdue lapping this stone will have a 100+ year lifespan.