Naniwa “Ryky Edition” Professional #800/3000 Combo Mini Stone Set

by Naniwa

$66.75 $89.00

This is a mini set. For regular sized set, please click here.

Ryky regularly gets product recommendation requests from EDC (Every Day Carry) and pocket knife owners. They want something compact, relative to normal-sized whetstones, but offer the same sharpening and polishing experience as one would get with quality Japanese whetstones. After some research, there were very few options for quality whetstones that suited the needs of such knife owners.  

So, when designing these whetstones, he wanted to offer something the EDC and pocket knife community could appreciate. Ryky designed the “mini set” to be small enough for easy transport, but large enough, to not feel awkward for users with larger hands.  You can comfortably sharpen a 2” blade on a pocket knife, all the way up to 4”+ with ease, and experience what it is like to sharpen and polish on professional grade Japanese whetstones. 

Made in Japan. Made by Naniwa Abrasive Mfg. Co. Ltd for Ryky.

Spec:

  • Origin: Japan
  • Grit No.: #800 / #3000 WA
  • Type: Splash & Go
  • Dimension: 175 x 55 x 15mm+15mm (6.8 x 2.1 x 0.5"+0.5")
  • Weight: 854g (30.12oz)
  • Abrasivewhite aluminium oxide 
  • Cohesive agent: magnesium-bound
  • Comes in a Naniwa plastic storage box

How to use:

Do not soak this whetstone. Simply apply water on the surface when ready to use. Rinse and wipe dry with a hand towel when done, and allow air dry at room temp. Do not leave in water.


How to clean:

If the stone’s performance is slowing down, or seems to be diminishing, you can clean using a rust eraser,  nagura stone, dressing stone, or a flattening plate. Be sure to clean the entire surface of the whetstone when using any of these methods to ensure even wear of the whetstone’s surface.

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Gabriel S Querol
Combination doesn't quite work

The 800 is an exceptional stone. Great feedback and quick. The 3000 is well, mushy. It feels soft, doesn't remove the scratch pattern from the 800 without a lot of work. For EDC knives, I've gotten a better result going to Suehiro 5000 and skipping the 3000 included in this set. It's odd that I can remove the 800 scratch pattern just as fast with the Suehiro 5000 and that stone is a pleasure with which to hone

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Richard D
Why aren't more people taking advantage of mini!

I started on a king stone deluxe 1,000 and learned knife sharpening from that standard. After seeing this deal on the original size 800/3,000, I was floored an amazed on how different the what stone feedback felt and how much easier it was to sharpen.

My everyday carry knives (pocket knife) and one or two small pairing knives I take to work get dull overtime and sometimes I wish I could sharpen it at work but lugging the two stones with me to work can be cumbersome. I don't want to risk breaking them or something else bad happening

naniwa does not make any kind of small mini stones for sharpening on the regular. I wish they did but taking advantage of this deal so I can always have stones with me on the go to sharpen whatever life throws at me. Having a mini splash-and-go Stone ready to go is pretty nice!

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Hossam Qusty (Riyadh, SA)
I wish I took the larger ones

my technique isn't perfect, these stones are. I tried them once now and I can't wait to do so from now on. they cut so fast and leave a really nice finish after the 3000. I stropped and ended up with a petty knife that shaves smoothly. this is truly the sharpest I have gotten a knife. my only gripe is that I didn't grab the full-sized ones. they are still serviceable for what they are, but I'll still prefer my Debado MDs if only for the size. for the price, perfect, absolutely perfect.

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Hector Gaona (Del Rio, US)
EDC dream come true

This combination is absolutely amazing! I am coming from a rod guided sharpening system and getting into freehand sharpening. Any EDC owner will not regret this purchase. Even though the stones are labeled "mini", I was able to get a shaving sharp edge on a chef knife.

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Dave DeBoer
EDC and more!

I have had my stones about a month now and have used them several times on my pocket knives. I can sure tell the difference using these. Yes they work very nice! I am getting that smooth feel. Using some "better" stones sure makes the job of sharpening my knives a pleasure these days. Thanks to Ryky for showing me a better technique. A good strop is next for me!

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