The #6000 / 1000 grit Cerax Two Sided Whetstone is classed as a Medium-Fine / Coarse grade stone.
The #6000 Grit is used for super fine finishing and ideal for better quality knives that benefit from a higher grit edge like hand forges Japanese blades.
#1000 Grit side is great for removing the scratches from the #800 and below grits.
This is a great combination whetstone for someone who wishes to maintain their already sharp edge on a high quality knife.
This stone will prepare the scratch pattern for higher grit stones, Grit progression is key to a refined superior sharpening edge.
Suehiro’s size 3 model standard whetstone may be used with a wide variety of knives and cutting tools. Includes a storage case which can be used as a whetstone stand.
The size 3 are slightly smaller to the larger size 1 Cerax.
The Cerax Waterstone by Suehiro Niigata Japan is renowned for its fast cutting surface, its longevity and a reputation for consistency and high quality.
These stones hold their shape well and still cut quickly enough to create a burr in a reasonable number of strokes.
The Cerax Stones do require soaking, however they're not extremely thirsty. A soak for only a few minutes and they're ready to go. An occasional splash of water during use keeps them working smoothly. They should not be stored in water.
Every Suehiro Cerax stone comes mounted to a supporting plate, the plate slots into the base unit upright for convenient use as a stone holder, or facing down the base unit can be used for storing the stone and also using it as a way to lightly soak the stone prior to use.
Cerax is packaged with a small Nagura stone, which is used for unclogging the stone if particle material becomes embedded during the sharpening process.
The Suehiro Cerax series of stones will begin to develop a dish after frequent usage, to maintain the stones a lapping plate is recommended to keep the surface flat for long life.
We suggest either the Jende Industries Glass Lapping Plate, Shapton Diamond Glass Lapping Plate or the Shapton NAORU cast iron lapping system for this process
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