Naniwa Chosera 400x WaterStone
The Naniwa Chosera series waterstones are the finest that Naniwa Abrasives has to offer and are considered by many to be the finest synthetic waterstones in the world.
This series is the top shelf doesn't get any better than this series of stones. These are expensive stones - no question about it - but when you consider how well they work, the thickness, and long wear characteristics provided they become quite a value.
The Chosera stones that we sell are the popular baseless models. They will fit in any existing sharpening jig you use. This baseless feature will also allow access to both sides (and the edges of) the stone to be used.
This particular stone listed - the Chosera 400x - is a coarse grinding stone of the highest caliber. I rank this as only one of two coarse stones worth considering in the sub-1k range.
The Chosera 400x is a fast aggressive stone that easily sets a bevel or repairs edge damage yet yields a very fine scratch pattern (in the steel) allowing for the sharpener to progress to medium stones rapidly. This is a slow wearing stone with great tactile feedback.
Includes a Chosera nagura stone. *Use this stone to clean/refresh the stone's surface between flattening sessions. Rinse stone before use.
Size - 210 x 70 x 25mm
*Note - Chosera stones should be soaked in water for 15-20 minutes before use. After use, allow to dry away from heat and direct sunlight so that they dry slow and evenly. These stones may develop minor cracks in the surface which will not affect usage or performance and are considered perfectly normal.