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Suehiro Rika 5K
Suehiro Rika 5K
Suehiro Rika 5K

Suehiro Rika 5K

Item #: Rika5K

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews)

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Our Price: $59.95
This waterstone is a great value. The stone has a nice feedback and is an excellent finishing stone to be used after you set the edge with a lower grit stone. The stone works better with a quick soak of about 5-10 minutes and measures 210 x 75 x 23mm.

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  Suehiro Rika is fantastic, April 6, 2020
Posted By: Matt Jacobs - verified customer

This stone fully lives up to the hype. It seems very hard and I was worried it would not cut well. I was wrong this is very fast and leaves a great finished edge. Followed up with a quick strop and my knives are awesome.

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  An absolutely perfect finishing stone, February 7, 2020
Posted By: Will - verified customer

I love this thing. It leaves a nice kasumi finish if you get it get nice and muddy, and polishes well if you keep it wiped. It truly only needs about a 10-15 minute soak, so I wouldn't quite view it as a true soaking stone. It can wear fairly quickly if you really lay into it. It is, by far, my favorite finishing stone

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  Suehiro Rika 5K, December 12, 2019
Posted By: Paul G. - verified customer

I really like this stone! I now have a 500 Shapton, a 2000 green brick, and now this 5K Rika. I am fairly new to sharpening and I can say that I am now happy with my results. I see a big difference between the Rika 5K and the shun 6K that I had before. I like the fact that I can call and speak to Mark and always get good suggestions/advice whether it's for knives, stones etc.

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  Suehiro rika 5k , January 1, 2019
Posted By: Edward - verified customer

Works great

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  Perfect Mid Range For Razors:, April 17, 2018
Posted By: Stephen Davidson

This Suehiro Rika 5K is an awesome mid range stone. It's just a shade slower than the Suehiro 1K Cerax but it also feels a tiny bit rougher than the Cerax does & just like the Cerax stones, it leaves a really nice polished edge behind on a straight razor. The speed is what impressed me with this Suehiro Rika 5K. I was expecting to be at twice as slow than what it turned out to be. Both this one & the Suehiro Cerax 1K require a 15+ minute soak before use.

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  Fantastic, April 16, 2018
Posted By: Michael - verified customer

I used the forums and many reviews of this stone before purchasing and it did not let me down. Fantastic feel when sharpening and gives an edge like I've never experienced. I can't name another stone for the price that would perform similarly. Cannot go wrong.

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  Really highly rated stone and i now know why It s very easy to use and givea great smooth feedback, October 16, 2017
Posted By: mark alan hall - verified customer

A great purchase it came highly recomended and for good reason ,,its easy to use gives great fredback when sharpening

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  Great stone great price., October 14, 2017
Posted By: Tony B. - verified customer

Perfect for me as a new sharpener! The great feel inspires confidence. Worked wonders on my vg-max Shuns. Im choosing not to permasoak, though I heard it is an option. One negative: The cool Japanese writing and logos go away as soon as it hits the water.

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  Suehiro Rika 5K, August 1, 2017
Posted By: Ray Wilson - verified customer

I researched hard and long for my first 5000 grit stone and after many positive reviews I went for the Sue.I find with about a 10 minute soak,it is ready to go. This stone is all I could ask for.It gives me good feed back and a nice satin polish.

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  Suehiro Rika 5k is a Great Soaking Stone, April 7, 2017
Posted By: Bryan E. - verified customer

This stone is a great stone if you are fine with using a soaking stone. It feels buttery smooth, and I prefer it over the Chosera 5000 and over the Shapton Pro 5000. It will leave a mat finish that is near mirror polish. It is not as hard as the Shapton stone but cuts well even on super steels.

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  Smooth, March 30, 2017
Posted By: Mark - verified customer

What I like about this stone is the feel. I can tell when it is done sharpening on this stone.

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  Nice Stone, March 1, 2017
Posted By: Scott Walker - verified customer

I haven't had this 5K stone long enough to give it a thorough evaluation. So far, I like the feel and polish to the blades I have sharpened. Until I bought this Rika 5K I had been using a King S-1 6K. I like the feel of this 5K better even though the King also does a good job on polish and seems to be a little harder stone.

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  Suehire Rika 5K, September 25, 2016
Posted By: John - verified customer

This is just the stone I was looking for between my Kohetsu 2K and the Shapton Glass 6K. Terrific feedback, fast cutter and it leaves a very good finish. Easy to use. I highly recommend this stone.

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  Really smooth stone, July 12, 2016
Posted By: Matt - verified customer

I love this stone. It only needs a short soak and it is sooo smooth. I use this stone in conjunction with the bester 1200 and I get really nice edges. I'm still learning, so I'm probably not even using this stone to its true potential yet.

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  Smooth & Silky Stone, July 11, 2016
Posted By: Nameless Stranger - verified customer

General feeling: 5Hardness: softGrit: fineSmoothness: smooth & silkySpeed: 4Ease of use: 5

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  Great feel!, July 8, 2015
Posted By: David W - verified customer

This stone is extremely nice to use from a standpoint of feel and control. It also cuts improbably fast and leaves a very hazy finish for its rated grit (the 2k green brick leaves a shinier polish if worked with lots of mud) plus it's just hard enough for me to do edge leading work without worrying about cutting in to the surface. Edges off this stone are aggressive and a bit toothy, but very useful for blades that don't need to be super polished to do their job.The Rika 5k is a welcome addition to my progression and a very functional end point for pocket and kitchen blades.

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  Great for the $, but Thirsty and Long Drying, February 4, 2015
Posted By: Jerry Denim - verified customer

Great 5k stone for the money. Quickly cuts and polishes to a razor edge. Me personally I don't need nor want any finer edge on my kitchen knives than what the Suehiro Rika 5K can deliver. For my well maintained kitchen knives a minute or two per side on this stone alone brings them back to a very refined hair-shaving edge. My only grip about this stone is that it seems really thirsty for a 5K. This stone needs a brief soak to work well, which is not an issue. Problem is I can never seem to get it dry. I put it back in the box after two weeks of air-drying and it still sogged the box and started growing little moldy spots. Next time I used it I left it outdoors, in the sun, on a kitchen towe,l on a steel mesh table for a full day to dry. I then wrapped it in a clean dry kitchen towel with another stone and put it away in a well ventilated area. Two weeks later I removed the Suehiro 5K and found it was damp and clammy with the same little mold spots starting to form. You will need a strategy and a well-ventilated storage space somewhere in your home to dry this stone. It really holds water for a long time.

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  Product Review, April 3, 2014
Posted By: Evan - verified customer

This is a great fine grit stone. Puts a near mirror finish on my double bevels (white

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