Japanese Fine & Polishing Waterstones
Japanese Fine & Polishing Waterstones
£22.90 - £82.50 (£19.08 - £68.75 Ex. VAT)

Japanese Fine & Polishing Waterstones

  • Superfine grits for absolute mirror finishes and ultra sharp edges
  • Can be left dry when not in use
  • Base mounted
  • 10,000 grit stone supplied with Nagura stone
£22.90 - £82.50 (£19.08 - £68.75 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

These are superfine grits, the stones are used to bring the metal to an absolute mirror finish, and hence an ultra sharp edge. Whereas the coarser stones can be stored in water, these fine stones are harder and not so porous, so only need to be sprinkled with water just before use, and left dry at all other times. They are mounted on bases and the very finest are supplied with a Nagura stone; used to de-glaze, true and build up slurry on the surface of the stone, which helps the polishing process. The 4,000 and 6,000 grit measure approximately 190mm x 63mm x 19mm and the 10,000 grit 200mm x 75mm x 25mm. The 10 thousand grit stone is supplied with a Nagura stone. As a guide a 6,000 grit is a good choice for everyday work.

This product is on page 249 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



19 September 2009

10000G stone

Having bought the 1000/6000 grit combination stone last week (I reviewed that too), I waited until payday and purchased the 10000 grit stone. This stone is very smooth. When honing, it has a buttery feel and is very soft but still gives nice feedback with each stroke. I was very excited to try this stone and did so as soon as I got home from work. My hands were a bit shakey due to not having eaten and I put too much pressure on the blade, got the angle bad and gouged a notch out of the stone. BE GENTLE WITH THIS STONE! I managed to invent some new swear-words, spent half an hour with some wet-and-dry paper and a glass plate and re-lapped the stone.

This stone produces a lovely smooth mirror-finish edge. It's every bit as good as I had hoped it would be. There are some tiny speckles in the stone which seem to be of coarser granularity than the stone overall but they don't affect the finish on the edge.

I experimented on a relatively dull blade to see if it was possible to jump from a 1000 grit stone straight up to the 10000. It is possible and a mirror finish can be obtained fairly quickly. It was more efficient to use the 6000 stone as an intermediary step but the time difference was only about 10 minutes.

Excellent stone. Beautiful finish on the blade.

Mr paul evans

23 March 2009


If you have used the coarse stones to obtain a smooth finish, move on to these to provide a mirror finish with an edge so sharp it makes certain disposable razor adverts bordering on the fraudulent !!!
If you buy a stone a month from the 200 grit to the 6000 polishing you will end up with a cracking kit only needing the holder, ceramic flattening stone and good honing guides. Top class

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