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Norton 24450 Japanese-Style Combination Waterstone 1000/4000 Grit, 8-Inch by 3-Inch by 1-Inch


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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Norton Abrasives - St. Gobain
Part Number 61463624450
UPC 614636244501
EAN 0614636244501
Item Weight 1.25 pounds
Number of Items 1
UNSPSC Code 27111908

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Product Features

  • Waterstone to create abrasive slurry for effective sharpening with less pressure than an oilstone requires
  • Combination stone has 1000 grit on one face for establishing and 4000 grit on the opposite face for maintaining and refining steel cutting edges
  • 1 x 8 x 3 inch (H x W x D) size is suitable for use as a bench stone for knives and tools
  • Cleans up easily with water as lubricant instead of oil
  • Blue plastic hinged box with no-slip rubber feet can be used as holder for the stone during sharpening

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.2 x 1.2 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00067ZSM2
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  • Item model number: 61463624450
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,535 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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Norton 24450 Japanese-Style Combination Waterstone 1000/4000 Grit, 8-Inch by 3-Inch by 1-Inch + Norton Flattening Stone for Waterstones, 3/4" x 3" x 9" in plastic case + Steelex D1091  Sharpening Stone Holder
Price for all three: $110.85

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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Waterstones are synthetic stones designed to be softer than oil stones. These softer grade stones are used with water as the lubricant (versus oil) to develop fast-cutting slurry. Designed in a carefully planned and efficient sharpening sequence. You get the level of abrasiveness that you need at each stage, without wasting time trying to sharpen your knives on a grit that is too fine, too soon.

Product Description

The Norton 24450 Japanese-style 1000/4000-grit combination waterstone creates an abrasive slurry for effective sharpening, with 1000 grit on one face for establishing a cutting edge, and 4000 grit on the opposite face for maintaining and refining cutting edges; this 1 x 8 x 3 inch (H x W x D) stone, suitable for bench use, cleans up easily with water, and comes encased in a blue plastic hinged box. (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) The box protects the waterstone and provides a reservoir to keep it moist. The removable box lid, with no-slip rubber feet, acts as a sharpening station to hold the waterstone in place during bench use.

This synthetic waterstone is created by grading abrasive material to a consistent particle size and blending it with bonding agents. It is then molded and surface-finished. Waterstones have a finer grit and softer bond than oilstones, and use water as the lubricant to develop a slurry, a thin paste of abrasive grains and water that removes metal with less pressure than an oilstone requires. Cleanup is easier than with oil as lubricant. The use of waterstones originated in Japan, where such stones occur naturally. As a result, some synthetic waterstones may be called “Japanese-style.” However, whether natural or synthetic, and whether labeled “Japanese-style,” all waterstones have the same basic characteristics. This stone conforms to the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) for waterstones.

Sharpening stones, or whetstones, are abrasive surfaces used to sharpen and hone the edges of steel cutting implements such as chisels, knives, scissors, hand scrapers, and plane blades. Sharpening is the process of creating or re-establishing a cutting edge by grinding away portions of the metal to adjust the angle of the edge and reform the shape. Honing removes small imperfections. Stones can be flat, for working flat edges, or shaped, for edges that are more complex. Sharpening stones are made of natural or synthetic materials that range from softer to harder, and are categorized by the size of their abrasive particles, known as grit. A stone with a coarser grit is used when more metal needs to be removed (e.g., when sharpening a nicked or very dull blade); the stone with the finest grit produces the sharpest edge. Where numbers are assigned to specify grit, they range from coarser grit (low) to finer grit (high). Some sharpening stones are designed for use with a lubricating liquid, some can be used dry, and others can be used either wet or dry. When used with lubricating liquid, a sharpening stone can be called a waterstone or an oilstone, based on the lubricant required.

Norton Abrasives manufactures sanding, grinding, and polishing abrasives, and has been located in the United States since 1885. Norton, now a brand of Saint-Gobain, meets ISO 9000 and 14001 certification for quality and environmental management standards.



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Sharpens very well.
dcoon
It takes a little time and practice to get the technique down but after that you will have all your friends asking you to sharpen their knives too.
Caroline Donnelly
The stone quality is very good and the plastic storage case is well designed.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J M on March 7, 2012
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This is my first waterstone, but I have used them before in restaurants and know a good one from a dud. The 1000 grit side (brown) brings back an edge to a slightly dulled knife in just a couple of minutes, and the 4000 grit side (white) refines that edge further and slightly polishes the blade. I've used this stone on carbon steel knives, inexpensive stainless steel ones, and rather pricey stainless steel ones. The results with all of them have been excellent. There is a somewhat steep learning curve with these stones; it's easy to get a knife sharper than it was, but tricky to achieve the sort of edge that you're probably after if you're considering a whetstone. Regardless, I highly recommend this stone. The price may seem daunting, but considering how rarely you'll need to use the stone after your initial sharpening (a honing steel is sufficient for regular maintenance, in my experience), it will last a very long time. Other advantages include the larger than average surface area of the stone, which makes sharpening long or wide knives much easier than on the smaller, more common versions of stones that are popular, and the carrying case, which doubles as a sturdy stand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dcoon on January 6, 2013
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The first one I got was chipped; returned to Amazon and the 2nd was perfect. Sharpens very well. A couple of my knives had nicks. The 1000 grit fixed them...eventually...but it took a lot of patience. I'd get a courser grit (in addition to this stone) next time I work on knives that need TLC. Best advice was a) watch a few howto videos on youtube about using a waterstone; and b) get an angle guide. Holding the knife at a consistent angle is essential (and tough in the beginning).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harvey Tashiro on March 21, 2013
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This stone works very well in sharpening knives without taking a lot of metal off of the knife. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Okumura on June 22, 2013
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I use this stone on my Misono UX-10 knives. The 4000 grit does a quick job of putting an edge on these knives, and I would recommend purchasing a higher grit stone for finishing the edge,

Would have given it 5 stars but it arrived with numerous chips on its various corners and edges.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Fiscus on May 3, 2011
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good all in one waterstone. i suggest getting lower grit for shaping heavily miss shaped knives (really dull). but if you want to just get one stone this is a good buy. the carrying case doubles as a platform, that is a big plus.
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The nice wide flat stone platform makes for complete edge strokes and even edges. Just what I needed in grits for edge smoothness.
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By Henry Ellwood on March 30, 2014
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Stone works well and is a bargain compared to other stones. I like the way the coarse and smooth stones are glued together.
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By KatrinaK. Harrell on December 30, 2013
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This wasn't exactly want I wanted. I had intended on ordering the higher grits, 4K and 8K. However, this one was great and the wide area has allowed me to hone faster and more accurate blades. I will probably be ordering the higher one in the next few weeks anyway. Great Product!
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