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Arashiyama 6K (Takenoko)
Arashiyama 6K (Takenoko)
Arashiyama 6K (Takenoko)

Arashiyama 6K (Takenoko)

Item #: Arashiyama6000x

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews)

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Arashiyama 6000x also sometimes referred to as Takenoko 8000x Water Stone. Splash and go. It's a fast cutting stone that gives good feedback and can be used as your last stone for kitchen knives.
  • Size 210mm x 72mm x 25mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  like it , September 15, 2020
    Posted By: Brian Renaud - verified customer

    I'm new at water stones, but I really like this 6000 grit stone and it arrived quickly.

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    5  Great value, October 28, 2019
    Posted By: Ryan R
    1 people found this review helpful

    I think this stone represents one of the best values to be had in the 6k+ finishing stone world. There's a lot of things to like about this stone. It's a relatively hard stone but not hard in the same way as a Shapton Pro. From what I understand this is a splash and go stone(it absorbs some water) but it can be soaked without harming the stone or the performance of the stone. That's a good quality to have compared to some other hard splash and go stones that are not as durable and require more care. It is a joy to sharpen on, good feedback and feel. It is easy to raise a little slurry with a small plate or something to produce a nice slurry if you want to. I get very good edges off of this stone as well, I can't really think of a bad thing to say about it. The 6k Arashiyama is a proven stone, I would easily recommend to anyone in the market for a stone in this range. I think it gets overlooked as new stones come in and out of the market but it shouldn't be forgotten about because it remains a solid contender and is a very nice stone in many ways.

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    5  Very Nice Stone, December 15, 2017
    Posted By: JimmyMc - verified customer

    Use this after my 2000grit Kohetsu. Amazing feel and amazing finish. Fast yet leaves a glassy finished surface. Doesn't plug up on my White#2 Steel

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    4  Nice Stone, June 10, 2017
    Posted By: Scott Walker - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Good feeling stone that leaves a nice polish and cutting edge after my Chosera 3k.

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    5  Excellent Stone for dual Purpose, July 30, 2016
    Posted By: Ed Warner - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This can be used as a intermediary stone or used as the final polish stone. I prefer to use this then the Kitayama 8000 to finish. This stone feels like a 8000 or higher.

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    5  Product Review, January 15, 2014
    Posted By: Matthew Masail - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Great stone for woodworking too.I like it much better than other finishing stones I have tried.it gives a smooth, sharp and durable edge, the feel is organic compared to most ceramic stones and it cuts fast but cleanly. works great for splash and go. only issue so far is that it will stick a little if using a wide are on the back of a blade, but that's normal for most fine stones that aren't very soft.someone said that is sticks to the DMT plate, I find it sticks to a Iwood plate also, but doesn't stick at all to the Atoma plates. I've sold off all my other fine stones, don't need more than this one.

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    5  Product Review, December 5, 2013
    Posted By: Federico - verified customer
    3 people found this review helpful

    This stone is fantastic. The feel and hardness are Awesome. It works up a nice mud and the finish can go from 6000 to 8000 depending on pressure and how much you work the mud. This and my Kitayama are, by far, my favorite stones.

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    5  Product Review, May 30, 2013
    Posted By: Vic Cardenas - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Great stone! Great feedback. Great feel. Great polish. Slow wearing. Nice for splash-and-go. No complaints with this stone at all.

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    4  Product Review, April 23, 2013
    Posted By: Aidan K - verified customer

    Agree that soaking gets a better result then splash and go.polish and cut with soaking is much faster with minimal effort.splash and go you see how hard the stone actually is, not as great a polish without soaking though.Overall a great 6k stone, more reaching into the 8k stone area, compared to king stones

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    5  Product Review, December 21, 2012
    Posted By: Jeff - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Feels smooth, hard, gives good feedback and is splash-n-go. Love it!

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    5  Product Review, May 28, 2012
    Posted By: Sherwin, Restaurant Amuse - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    This is a quality stone. Hard and durable, the best feature about the Arayashima is the fact that it's splash and go, and cuts fast and clean for a 6000grit.Brought a fantastic finish and edge to my Moritaka kurouchi 270mm gyuto, Hattori HD and Konouke white #2 sujihiki with consistent and precise results.No need to use force with this stone, it does all the work for you in a flash (provided you have decent sharpening skills).It does exactly what its supposed to do, and brings the characteristics of an 8000grit stone to your knives too.Thank you Arayashima, and thank you Mark for bringing this great product to the site.

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    5  Product Review, May 11, 2012
    Posted By: Nicholas - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    The Arashiyama takes a moderate amount of time to soak. It cuts very quickly for how high the polish is that it leaves. It tends to stick to the DMT XXC pretty badly when flattening. Great stone overall.

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    5  Product Review, February 27, 2011
    Posted By: nico - verified customer

    Like this one a lot, it's smooth and hard.

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    5  Product Review, November 28, 2010
    Posted By: Erik - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Great stone.This was the third installment in the set with the bester 500 an 2k.The stone feels soo smooth and leaves a nice shiny polish.I would have to agree that this stone puts on a 8k like finish.No soaking either, just wet it and get to work. great stone to finish on.

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    5  Product Review, November 18, 2010
    Posted By: jeff c. - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This has quickly become my favorite knife. It cuts extremely fast, leaves a reasonable polish and feels great when cutting. I highly recommend it!

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