Otani "Kitayama" Finishing Whetstone #8000

by Otani Toishi


The Kitayama #8000 is a highly refined polishing whetstone that outperforms many other pricier whetstones in the same grit range.  Many 8000 grit whetstones tend to feel a bit dull, and soft, but this whetstone still retains enough feedback to allow the sharpening to know what is happen with the knife.  The mirror-like finish quality is perfect for everyday and high-end commercial kitchen use.  

Made in Japan


  • Origin: Kyoto, Japan
  • Maker: Otani Toishi
  • Grit No.: #8000 WA
  • Type: Splash & Go
  • Dimension: 205 x 75 x 25mm (11.3 x 3.9 x 2.6")
  • Weight: 778g (27.44oz)
  • This stone does NOT come with stand or Nagura

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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