The #5000 grit Cerax Whetstone is classed as a Super Fine grade stone for high end blades. This stone will take your blade to a whole new level of sharpness, Grit progression is key to a refined superior sharpening edge.
This stone works best after the #3000 grit Cerax.
Size 1, #5000 Grit super fine 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.
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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