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.
*An 10,000 grit (Shiage Super Fine Finishing Stone) Japanese sharpening stone is made from synthetic ceramic whetstone For the finest finishing possible with a mirror polish Sharpens knives to your desired sharpness as well creates a long-lasting sharpness through minimal work Safe to use on all knives except ceramic. (Included Nagura Conditioning Stone)