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 5k stone is a good final grit for many knives. This stone works well after the 1000 grit and is fine enough to be a good stone prior to the 10,000 or 12,000 grit. 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.
Fast cutting,perfect crisp edges with that shiny but ghostly haze finish. One of my all time favorites.
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.
awesome stone,leaves a finish like much higher grit stones,cuts very quickly too
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.
By: Chris Miller
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.
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.