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Kitayama Fine Grain Sharpening Stone - #8000


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  • #8000 grit finishing stone
  • Gives a sharpened knife that extra fine edge
  • Great for traditional Japanese knives
  • Able to wet the stone but never soak this fine stone
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0031KGP6Y
  • Item model number: HA-1057
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,771 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Kitayama Fine Grain Sharpening Stone - #8000 Grit

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Customer Reviews

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Produces an almost mirror finish.
Andy Gilfillan
I suggest that people who like to sharpen blades like I do <straight razors are my favorite as I can shave with them> try a stone before writing it off.
Shamus O'Reilly
In fact it cuts so fast that I have to use my nagura primarily to remove the metal from the stone rather than to work up a slurry.
Johnny Konane

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shamus O'Reilly on June 18, 2013
Hi all. This is a stone that has a lot of controversy surrounding it. I purchased it from a guy who maintained it was a 12,000 grit stone. I brought to his attention all the articles written about the stone and he could of cared less. I wrote to one of the Japanese sharpening gurus: Dave Martell whose opinion I respect. He suggested I try it. I was looking for a 12,000 grit stone & I believed the seller to have sold me something I didn't want. I was fighting with the seller who went and charged my credit card a second time. A real winner- it wasn't on Amazon BTW.

So I went and tried the stone. Holy cow. I was able to really polish my blade to where it was like a mirror. I ended up keeping the stone. It is actually one of my favorites. I suggest that people who like to sharpen blades like I do <straight razors are my favorite as I can shave with them> try a stone before writing it off.

Now if you're looking for a stone like the other reviewer who was looking for a stone that removes more metal- this stone is not for you. But if you're looking for a stone that is capable of polishing- very fine abrasive action, then you have found the perfect stone in my humble opinion. But you must decide for yourself. I reviewed a floor jack a while back and gave it one star. That really upset another person. But this is the U.S. where we each have an opinion. I'm not sure about links, but I will include one that might help explain the confusion over the stone grit: http://zknives.com/knives/sharpening/stones/kitayama12k.shtml You can also Google it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rick Clark on June 7, 2014
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I could not be more pleased with this stone, or the seller Korin. My previous finest stone was a #4000 but I wasn't getting the polish I wanted with it. While I was waiting for the Kitayama #8000 to arrive I found Korin's YouTube channel and watched every sharpening video they had. From their videos I understood some of my sharpening mistakes and when the stone arrived I went right to work, noticing a huge improvement in my work right away. The stone itself works as well as I had hoped it would. It was also perfectly and beautifully boxed, including a wooden base and the stone for working up a slurry. They included an elegant and expensively produced catalogue of their knives and sharpening items that rather than being full of hyperbole and self-reference is a respectful tribute to Japanese knife making and it's craftsmen. It is full of interesting and useful information and is well-written. I read the whole catalogue. In the future I will think of the seller as a resource for kitchen knives, sharpening stones, and knowledge, not simply the provider of this one stone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colonel Travis on March 1, 2014
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For the money you cannot beat the quality here. Highly recommended.

No clue why some other reviewer gave this 1 star. It's not a metal remover unless you want to sit there and scrape a blade for 14 gazillion hours in a row, it's a finishing stone. I've also read elsewhere that this might be a 12000 grit stone, but this is not claimed by the manufacturer. I've never used a 12000 grit stone, seriously, I do not care. I only use this for plane blades and chisels, so for that stuff anything over 8000 grit is a waste of money and time. In fact, all I typically use is a Shapton Pro 1000 and then the Kitayama. That's it. Razor blades on everything. No need for any in-between grits.

Comes attached to a wood base, but I place it on a square of rubbery shelf/drawer liner and it stays put on the counter.
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A great stone. This is my first synthetic stone as I have a bunch of natural Japanese stones. I only sharpen knives, not razors, but I like this stone for a variety of reasons. First, it is not expensive compared to natural stones. Second, because it is not expensive, you don't have to worry about using it because you can just buy another one. Third, it works great! I have a powered water stone machine that has a 1000 grit wheel and even though you can slice paper with the knives once you are done with the wheel, there is a gritty feel and if you use a 10X jeweler's loupe magnifier you can see there are a lot of teeth left all along the edge. You would not know the edge was this rough unless you look at it with a magnifier. I take my knives from the 1000 grit wheel and go on the Kitayama stone for maybe about 3-4 minutes and all of the teeth are gone and the blade can push cut the paper with no gritty feeling.
This stone does cut the teeth right off with no hesitation and is a very fast stone that refines the edge and takes all of the small scratches from the 1000 grit stone off of the bevel along with all of the little teeth on the edge. In fact it cuts so fast that I have to use my nagura primarily to remove the metal from the stone rather than to work up a slurry.
I guess I am going to be using my naturals a lot less for my friend's knives!
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