Combination stone with 1000 grit for sharpening and 3000 grit for honing. (See our listings for individual 1000 and 3000 grit stones)
Will not unnecessarily remove material from your expensive bonsai tools.
No oil needed, soak in water prior to use. (Do not store this stone in water)
Suehiro situated in Niigata, Japan is famous for their sharpening stones not only in Japan and the rest of the world but in fact produce Europe's #1 selling water stones. Their sharpening stones have an international reputation for their fast cutting surface and long lasting use. Made from durable ceramic particles, that act as the ideal abrasive for high carbon steel and tool steel alloys.
It is very important that when we use our bonsai tools to perform any cutting action, they should be as sharp as possible. In fact it is best that you sharpen your tools every time you start to work on a new tree. Failure to work with sharp tools means you will need to use unnecessary force to make cuts, the live tissue or cambium may be damaged which will retard the healing process and if severely blunt you may even damage your tools by attempting to cut with them.
How to Use this Whetstone.
Soak the whetstone in water for around a 5min.
Remove the stone from the water and place on a level surface.
As the stone dries add water.
It should be sufficient to run the tool over the stone around 10 times.
Once sharpened be sure to wipe the tool surface with jojoba oil to prevent oxidation/rusting.