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The #1000 grit Cerax Whetstone is classed as a Medium grade stone.
The 1010 is the thinnest out of the 3 #1000 variants at 29mm thick, the 2020 is 50mm and the 3030 is 60mm.
A #1000 grit stone has become a staple for many sharpeners due to its finish and cutting power, Perfect for medium sharpening of professional use special blades and large size kitchen knives, such as ‘Deba’, ‘Yanagiba’ and ‘Gyutou’ knives.
This stone works best after the #800 grit Cerax.
#1000 Grit medium finishing and well balanced whetstone with a rubber frame to remove the subtle scars and smoothen the surface so that the blade becomes sharper and stain-resistant. Suitable for final sharpening of chisels, planes, steel knives, and longer blades.
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.
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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