|Item Weight||2.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||8.8 x 1.8 x 3 inches|
|Item model number||D1069|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Suehiro D1069 Deluxe Japanese Stone #1200
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Some things I didn't realize before I purchased:
1) It's recommended that the stone is kept immersed in water during storage. Otherwise, soak it for 15 minutes in water before use.
2) It's much softer than a traditional whetstone.
3) Honing oil will destroy it.
4) It's much larger than I expected (good).
My first test was on a Mora knife of 57 HRC (advertised). There was quite a bit of slurry produced in the initial sharpening. Unfortunately, the Mora had shipped with a edge burr that was not easily removed with this stone. I went back to a traditional 800 grit stone and removed the burr, then went back and finished with the Japanese waterstone. It gave a very good edge, probably as good as a higher grit with a traditional stone.
I also used it on some Wenger SAKs and it performed well.
This stone is not great. It's not horrible, but for a japanese whet stone at medium grit, it wears away relatively quick. Granted, I did not use a nagura stone when I sharpened, but after 30 min of sharpening one of my knives, I could feel the stone beginning to bow in the middle, even as I made sure to sharpen across the whole surface of the stone. The stone's slurry isn't a great quality and the metal ground away from the knife doesn't really stay on the whetstone. It's important for a stone to have a good slurry with metal mixed in for the benefit of your knife, but I feel like there are better options than this stone.
I am not a professional knife sharpener, I learned how to sharpen my knifes on my own, so some people may disagree with what I think. If you feel I have said something that is incorrect, please contact me and I am willing to learn.
Don't get me wrong, this stone works, and I was able to develop a fine and sharp edge on my knives, but I simply think that other Japanese whet stones, such as King Brand Deluxe Waterstone, 1000 Grit are less likely to wear away as much when sharpening. In the end, I feel that for a few dollars more, you can get longer usage out of a different whetstone.
For those that have only a few knives and do not sharpen them very much, I think this is a good stone to learn with. It's a soft stone that is lenient on a knife edge and blade. For learning purposes, I recommend this one. You probably won't get to the point of sharpening as frequently as me for a few years. But for professional use I prefer others.
the results.I bought a top-quality set of Henckel kitchen knives and used this
stone to create a good edge.It was very easy....7-10 strokes on each side with
a 20-22 degree angle....the knives are more than sharp for my basic use.Take
your time to do a good job and you will be more than pleased with the result.
I highly recommend this stone
The stone held up very well. While it imparted a nice amount of 'slur', it looked almost brand new after I rinsed it off. I suppose much of this has to do more so with technique than the stone--but it was good to see that the stone was not too soft. The stone took about 10 minutes to fully soak.
No complaints whatsoever. It's a great stone and will serve exactly as expected.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been using this stone since 2010, about 5 years now, and it has held up well. Due to its thickness, I expect it to last me another couple decades, if not longer(I use my... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Paul Yoshida
my boyfriend still uses this and said this was one of the best gifts he has received. It is top quality.Published 11 months ago by elizabeth taylor
its an ok stone but it drinks for three business days to get soaked ,drys quickly,wears quick,and dosent' cut as well as other 1000ish grit stones ,does it work yea but there is... Read morePublished 12 months ago by culhanet
Nice waterstone. Used it often and it's appearing new yet. It cames with some good instructions for using to make it last longer and to do a great sharpening of your knives and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Marco Antonio
This stone I bought thinking that it would be amazing and I was thankfully right. When my stone is done for I will definitely buy another one!Published on January 23, 2014 by Jacob Purvis
I guess these work well but maybe I am just old fashion and still prefer the old wet stone to this. I definitely had more success with the wet stone but am also willing to admit it... Read morePublished on November 3, 2013 by Dennis Lodge
I soaked this stone for a couple hours and it has helped put a razor edge on my carving tools. Comes with simple English instructions in a nice cardboard box. Highly recommended. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Miollnir42