YOSHIHIRO Premium Toishi Sharpening Stone Whetstone

Regular Price: $120.00

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Regular Price: $120.00

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A key component of knife care is knife sharpening. Japanese knives should always be sharpened and honed on premium quality Japanese water stones. A good quality Japanese water stone not only is the best surface to sharpen and maintain the blade of your knife, but it is also the best tool to preserve and take care of the the high quality steel that it is made of.
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The best knives require special care and consideration. The steel of a knife from Yoshihiro Cutlery was forged with careful attention by master craftsman heated and quenched through many laborious steps. The final product being a steel that is of the appropriate hardness with enough elasticity for inner structural integrity. A key component of knife care is knife sharpening. Japanese knives should always be sharpened and honed on premium quality Japanese water stones. A good quality Japanese water stone not only is the best surface to sharpen and maintain the blade of your knife, but it is also the best tool to preserve and take care of the the high quality steel that it is made of. Yoshihiro Toishi Whetstones are much larger than ordinary Japanese whetstones which help to sharpen more evenly. The wideness of the stone which measures 3 inches across gives more surface area to accurately sharpen longer blades, and at 1 inch in height has enough material to provide years of use. Weighing over 2 pounds with a sturdy wooden base attached on the bottom, our stones are also more stationary and less prone to slipping making for a safer sharpening experience. Yoshihiro whetstones are also the highest quality water stones available, encapsulating superior sharpening particles that bring out finest edge of a blade.The Nagura stone is a small conditioning stone that is a valuable accompaniment to a Japanese whetstone. The Nagura stone is used to create a slurry on the whetstone which helps sharpens the blade more effectively. The Nagura stone also clears away metal particles and is used to gently flatten a whetstone during use.

*A #1000 grit ("Arato" Coarse) stone is best used for repairing damaged and very dull knives. The stone is abrasive which takes off a lot of material for refashioning a dull edge.

A Type: #1000 Grit  Whetstone for Carbon Steel Knife

B Type: #1000 Grit  Whetstone for Stainless Steel Knife

(Only #3000Grit and #8000 Grit stone inlcude Nagura Conditioning Stone)



*A #3000 grit ("Nakoto Shiage" Medium & Fine Finishing Stone) stone is best used for creating a sharp polished edge. This stone is necessary to maintain the blade's edge and is recommended for routine sharpening..(Included Nagura Conditioning Stone)

*An #8000 grit ("Shiage" Fine Finishing Stone) stone is best used for creating an even more refined and honed edge.(Included Nagura Conditioning Stone)

Grade: Edge Angle:
Size: 8” x 3” x 1” without wooden base Bolster Material:
Knife Style: HRC:
Handle Shape: Saya Cover:
Material: Origin: Made in Japan
Handle Material: Stain Resistant:

Customer Reviews

Additional Comment Review by Bill Scritchfield
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If you go to the YOSHIHIRO echef.com, then you will see how each of the stones are used. I purchased the whole set knowing that I would need the each at some point. The #1000 is for repairing chips and dents in the blade. The #3000 and #8000 are used the most for sharpening and honing the blades. As I said earlier, the videos are illustrative and can guide you from beginning the sharpening process to advanced sharpening technique. Hope this helps.
The best stones ive ever used Review by Corey jm o
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I have owned quiet a few brand of whetstones but these are by far the best ive ever had but the should be when you look at the fact that the cost for all 3 about 4 or 5 times more than a set of the other stones ive had but I have very high quality knives so I though I should have equally high quality whetstones. Ive used these a ton already they are holding up well I sharpen with a mixture of Japanese and western styles utilizing the scrubbing motion of the Japanese style with the sliding motion of the western style so the stone gets word pretty evenly which makes it so I dont have to smooth is out as often saving the stones from getting more worn down. The get my knives absolutely razor sharp to the point where even my cheaper knives cut through paper with little to no resistance. Great stones and the perfect set would make a great gift for any knife enthusiast who doesnt have as high of quality stones or if your like me and just want to have razor sharp knives.
Exactly what is needed to maintain your blades Review by Bill Scritchfield
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The whetstones are exactly what you need to maintain the Yoshihiro blades. The three stones well constructed and provide the use all that is necessary to repair and edge, sharpen and hone a blade. Further, Yoshihiro provides video instruction on their website that enable the novice to produce superior results by practicing the methods outlined in the videos.
Not enough bang for the buck Review by Robert B. Kruchek
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Wish I could say that I love these stones, and I would if it weren't for the fact that Norton stones do just as well at half the price. I do like these stones but they're pricey. I knew that going in though, I just had to know if they were really better than the competition. Now I know.
I want to thank you for the great stone and the manner in which my order was ... Review by Jimmy Vazquez
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I want to thank you for the great stone and the manner in which my order was expedited. I have shopped at yoshihiro cutlery before but due to work was unable to pay a personal visit. I appreciate a business that takes value in their product and has a vast knowledge to share. Thank you again.
Sturdy, Great Quality but Expensive Review by JM
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Perhaps the best stone available in the market, the base is solid wood and the stone is large, thick and wide. It's however on the expensive side. Brands such as Naniwa are priced lower and are of comparable quality (however, the Naniwa does not come with such a sturdy base). I also found that the manufacturer is selling its products about $10 less than in Amazon and their shipping is also free. I actually bought this stone from its site and came in two days and was $10 cheaper plus I used a coupon from a previous purchase.
Five Stars Review by Customer
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good quality product. i recommend
Perfect blend of grit and detail for your regular sharpening. Review by chef
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For regular maintenance and general sharpening, this water stone is more than sufficient and top quality. The 3000 grit composition is fine enough for a very precise misty satin finish on surfaces and the bevel, as well as exact and efficient sharpening on the edge of your knife. I found the instructional sharpening videos on Yoshihiro's website most useful for proper technique as well as maintenance of the stone. Another long term benefit of this stone is its size and thickness, compared to many other brands these Yoshihiro stones have enough substance to last for many, many years to come. Top quality at an exceptional value.
PERFECT!!!!! Review by Gerald Carlson
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As I have come to expect from this seller, the stone is perfect. It is large and sits solidly on its wood base. It makes honing the edge to a razor edge possible, but I found it takes some practice and a coarser grit stone as well. It is soft, so be careful. I put a small nick in the surface when I got impatient and tried to hurry the sharpening. Overall it keeps my Yoshihiro knives the way I want them.
FIVE STARS! Review by Erik Metcalfe
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perfect the videos on line will walk you through the skills needed to sharpen your own knife
Exactly what is needed to maintain your blades Review by Bill Scritchfield
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The whetstones are exactly what you need to maintain the Yoshihiro blades. The three stones well constructed and provide the use all that is necessary to repair and edge, sharpen and hone a blade. Further, Yoshihiro provides video instruction on their website that enable the novice to produce superior results by practicing the methods outlined in the videos.

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