Posted By: Max S.
4 people found this review helpful This stone is a really cool color, I love looking at it! For some reason that is important to me. The stone its self is a bit softer, a little softer than shapton glass stones, and quite a bit softer than the shapton pro stone. I like the soft feel, it lends its self to more feedback. Some people will not like this.
The stone is relatively slow wearing and splash n go. This thing REALLY polishes well for a 1k stone.
If you are used to using something like a king 1k stone, and you try to replace that king 1k with this Naniwa 1k, you will be in trouble. Generally a 1k stone is considered to be a medium coarse, or a medium stone. The naniwa super 1k is more like a medium fine stone, perhaps more like a 2k grit. I can easily set a bevel, repair damage and shape a knife with most 1k stones, this stone however is a bit too fine for that I think. There is nothing wrong with this, just know that it is finer than your typical 1k stone.
The only things I don't care for is: as I said before, its a bit too fine for a 1k, but it also has a tendency to load up quite a bit, and can be hard to clean off with a nagura. Stones this coarse really should not load up, this one does. Not a deal breaker though. Overall I very much enjoy the 1k, and went on to buy a 5k afterwords! Buy it!
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