Set of 3 Japanese Medium Grit Waterstones
Set of 3 Japanese Medium Grit Waterstones
£69.95
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This set of three medium grit stones are to be used in the intermediate stages of restoring an edge or in the primary stages of sharpening. These high performance man-made stones consist of a mixture of abrasive grits in a soft bonding compound. Due to the high ratio of abrasive particles to bonder, these stones cut quickly and very efficiently. Comprising of three different single grit stones, this set includes 800, 1000 and 1200 grit waterstones. The 800 grit stone is particularly useful for putting a sharpened edge on an extremely dull but not damaged blade. Being the coarsest of the three stones, it is also well suited for use on very hard metals where the extra abrasion offered reduces the time taken in sharpening. Finer than this, the 1000 grit is perfect for use on edges that have only just dulled and there is a slight but noticeable drop in performance. The finest of the medium grade waterstones, the 1200 grit, is ideal for edge maintenance and should be used a soon as or even just before, the edge starts to dull to keep your edge tools in tip top condition. Unlike other synthetic sharpening stones which consist of a single abrading agent, these Japanese water stones consist of aluminium oxide, carbide and nitride particles fused together. This blend is then mixed with a clay like bonder and baked at high temperatures to form the sharpening stone. The resultant stone is soft but sharpens very quickly. The soft bonding clay allows the abrasive particles to release very easily when the stone is soaked in water. This gives the user a constant supply of fresh cutting surfaces with which to grind, sharpen and hone their tools. Man has been sharpening edge tools with stones for thousands of years. Until very recently, the stones used were mined or quarried in specific parts of the world where the local stone exhibited all the necessary qualities required of a good sharpening stone, including and most importantly a consistent grit size. With the introduction of new technologies, it was possible to create synthetic sharpening stones with specific grit sizes using a mixture of abrasive compounds suspended in a soft bonding material. As the supply of the premium quality natural stone has become depleted and almost exhausted, man made sharpening stones have have become more popular. Now favoured by many over the natural stones, when you purchase a synthetic Japanese sharpening stone you are guaranteed a stone with a uniform grit size that will produce consistent, high quality results when sharpening and will not vary in quality from stone to stone.
This set of three medium grit stones are to be used in the intermediate stages of restoring an edge or in the primary stages of sharpening. These high performance man-made stones consist of a mixture of abrasive grits in a soft bonding compound. Due to the high ratio of abrasive particles to bonder, these stones cut quickly and very efficiently. Comprising of three different single grit stones, this set includes 800, 1000 and 1200 grit waterstones. The 800 grit stone is particularly useful for putting a sharpened edge on an extremely dull but not damaged blade. Being the coarsest of the three stones, it is also well suited for use on very hard metals where the extra abrasion offered reduces the time taken in sharpening. Finer than this, the 1000 grit is perfect for use on edges that have only just dulled and there is a slight but noticeable drop in performance. The finest of the medium grade waterstones, the 1200 grit, is ideal for edge maintenance and should be used a soon as or even just before, the edge starts to dull to keep your edge tools in tip top condition. Unlike other synthetic sharpening stones which consist of a single abrading agent, these Japanese water stones consist of aluminium oxide, carbide and nitride particles fused together. This blend is then mixed with a clay like bonder and baked at high temperatures to form the sharpening stone. The resultant stone is soft but sharpens very quickly. The soft bonding clay allows the abrasive particles to release very easily when the stone is soaked in water. This gives the user a constant supply of fresh cutting surfaces with which to grind, sharpen and hone their tools. Man has been sharpening edge tools with stones for thousands of years. Until very recently, the stones used were mined or quarried in specific parts of the world where the local stone exhibited all the necessary qualities required of a good sharpening stone, including and most importantly a consistent grit size. With the introduction of new technologies, it was possible to create synthetic sharpening stones with specific grit sizes using a mixture of abrasive compounds suspended in a soft bonding material. As the supply of the premium quality natural stone has become depleted and almost exhausted, man made sharpening stones have have become more popular. Now favoured by many over the natural stones, when you purchase a synthetic Japanese sharpening stone you are guaranteed a stone with a uniform grit size that will produce consistent, high quality results when sharpening and will not vary in quality from stone to stone.

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Specifications

JP1405 1000 Grit Stone
JP1407 1200 Grit Stones
Brand Rutlands
Country of Origin Japan
Dimensions 207 x 66 x 34mm

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Set of 3 Japanese Medium Grit Waterstones

Rutlands
Part No. JP1404SET
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