NANIWA NAJ-530 - Inexpensive polishing whetstone #3000, 210x65x20 mm, Vietnam
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Basic skills & understanding of manual sharpening can be mastered on inexpensive Japanese whetstones.
Especially, if the knives on which the sharpening is mastered, from cheap mild steel.
Keeping the desired angle and repeatability of movements, at the initial stage, is the most important skill.
Later, when everything will turn out well, it will be necessary to switch to stones with a high speed of work.
The newbie may have enough budget water stones from a reputable manufacturer.
Here you can be sure of a good balance of qualities for its price.
By itself, these abrasives can oppose to the top-end series, only its low prices.
They are fully consistent with the price-quality ratio, and allow you to achieve excellent household sharpness, with an easy passing of the “paper test”.
Water stones of the VN Stone series need relatively long soaking, up to 10 minutes.
Almost complete absence of air bubbles indicates a sufficient time in the water, and readiness for work.
Subsequently, moisten the surface, as needed.
This save time, and presence of a roughing whetstone, always needed in any set for sharpening.
Finishing polish is considered to be 3000 or higher, depending on the desired result.
Three-thousandth grain, will give excellent household sharpness, and purely processed surface of cutting edge.
Before storage, it is necessary to completely clean & dry your stones, away from the sun by following the alignment procedure via a dressing stone if it's necessary.
Store best at mild temperature and humidity.
|Specifications of a whetstone:|
|Manufacturer:||© Naniwa Abrasive|
|Country of origin:||Vietnam|
|Abrasive material:||(A) Aluminium oxide|
|Linkage:||Organic, with well water adsorbtion. Includes mineral fillers that regulate the physicomechanical and operational properties|
|Purpose:||Finishing polishing with the provision of glossy shine and high sharpness of the cutting edge|
|Dimensions:||Length: 210 mm, width: 65 mm, height: 20 mm (210 x 65 x 20 mm)|
|Weight:||≈ 600 g|
|Base stand:||Purchased separately|