Naniwa Lobster Series – 1000 Grit
Naniwa Lobster Whetstone
Naniwa Lobster series is made from a soft, resin-bond. Theses stones are relatively soft and would need to be trued, flattened on a regular bases.
The Lobster 1000 Grit has good feedback and feel. We do recommend that the lobster series needs to be soaked at least 5 – 10 mins before use.
Make sure the stones are dried properly before storing away.
The 1000 Grit stone falls under the Medium Grit category or Nakato Meaning Middle Stone in Japanese. Medium grit stones ranges between 600 – 2000 Grit. The 1000 Grit is a great stone to start your collection, mainly used for general maintenance on an relatively sharp knife.
Size – 210 x 65 x 30 mm
MAC Ceramic Honing Rod
The White Mac honing rod has a medium 1200 grit surface that polishes your edge smooth. Similar in function to a traditional European “steel” these rods are meant to hone or gently realign your edge. Use it daily in commercial restaurant environments or once every few weeks in home environments to maintain a fine edge. This does not replace sharpening which you should still do every couple of weeks (restaurant) or every couple of months (home).
Ceramic honing rods are a much harder material than a traditional steel and have a much finer grit which obtains faster and better results.
Great for use on harder Carbon steels or powdered stainless steel.
Naniwa – Rust Eraser Fine
The Naniwa Rust Eraser is a must-have accessory if you use high carbon steel knives or tools.
The Alumina abrasive is distributed throughout the entire thickness of the block, so fresh grit is exposed as it wears.
The fine grit abrades quickly through rust. It can be used dry or with water. You’ll get a higher polish by wetting the knife first and even more polish by using a drop of oil on the blade.
This is a very high quality fine eraser and will give you much use and satisfaction.
Naniwa Dressing Stone
The Dressing stone is a great little tool to clean and refresh your Whetstones during a sharpening session. As you sharpen, removed metal will build up on the stones surface. If not removed, the metal build up can slow down your sharpening process considerably. It also generates a thin layer of mud on finer types of stones that gives a nice polishing effect during the sharpening process.
The Dressing stone needs to be soaked for at least 10min before use.