Naniwa Super Stone 5,000
Naniwa Super Stone 5,000
Naniwa Super Stone 5,000

Naniwa Super Stone 5,000

Item #: S-450

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(5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews)

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We are proud to be the exclusive US distributor of this highly regarded range of waterstones featuring a thicker size of 20 mm and no base. The newly formulated Naniwa Super Stones are a softer alternative to their popular Chosera line. They are made with a new resin bonding agent which allows for a higher concentration of abrasive particles compared with other, less expensive methods of stone bonding. The higher abrasive levels enhance the tactile feel of the stone while improving the speed of sharpening. This is a fast loading stone.

This splash-and-go 5,000 stone is a perfect final grit for those who prize long term edge retention on their high performance Japanese knives. It is the natural next step following the use of a 1,000 grit stone. On the other hand, if you’re after a silkier edge, the Super Series 5,000 grit is an excellent “stepping stone” prior to taking your knives up to 8,000, 10,000, or even 12,000!
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5  Very solid performer., April 19, 2015
Posted By: Max S.

honestly this is probably my favorite 5k stone. It polishes to a mirror. This stone is a bit soft, feels like butter... firm butter haha. Super Stones have that tacky feel as you sharpen, almost as if your blade is sticking to the stone. This 5k is just amazing, feels great, leaves a great finish and a hair popping edge. Its an easy stone to work with. I really do not think you will be disappointed, if you are, you probably don't like synthetic water stones... I can't imagine what the 12k must feel like. I highly recommend this product.

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5  This thing is UNREAL!, January 15, 2015
Posted By: Rodolfo

Oh my god! This was my first time ever using a water stone to sharpen a knife.

I had this 7" knife my head chef gave me that was extremely dull and wouldn't push cut paper. I spent about 10 minutes on this and then used Murray Carter's edge sharpness test. Needless to say, I have razor sharp cuts on most of my fingers.

I can't wait to learn how to use this thing properly without cutting too much into it and making ridges! haha


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5  Product Review, March 22, 2014
Posted By: Timothy - verified customer

After trying several 5/6k stones this is the one I like best for the 1K, 6K then strop on plain leather as taught by Mury Carter.

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5  Product Review, July 17, 2013
Posted By: Chris Miller - verified customer

This stone is so smooth. The polish level of the SS series is unmatched. Leaves a nicely refined toothy edge with very almost no scratches.

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5  Product Review, July 13, 2010
Posted By: Richard - verified customer

This Naniwa super stone is a good size soft stone. The finished bevel is mirror shiny; shiner than other 5000 grit stones.
It is easy to gouge the stone especially when grinding the edge leading.


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5  Product Review, January 24, 2010
Posted By: mw - verified customer

awesome stone, leaves a finish like much higher grit stones, cuts very quickly too

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4  Product Review, December 13, 2009
Posted By: Wilkey - verified customer

The Naniwa SS 5K stone is a soft, slow stone that is able to put on a mirror polish that belies it's grit rating. Easy to use, moderate feel for a beginner, tends to load up quickly on some steels. Overall, a good stone to follow a 1K or 1.2K like the Bester. Follow this with a strop on felt with diamond spray and the knives are good for the week.

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5  Product Review, October 27, 2009
Posted By: Brent - verified customer

Fast cutting, perfect crisp edges with that shiny but ghostly haze finish. One of my all time favorites.

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