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.