The green 8000 grit sharpening stone is an extra-fine stone designed for professional use. It is though user friendly for anybody learning how to sharpen a blade. Its smooth surface will bring the edge to an extra level of sharpeness, while adding a polished finish. The stone is fired at a high temperature with a mixture of fine #8000 abrasives and a clay binder.
All knives from Masakage are handmade by master blacksmiths of Takefu's village and hand sharpened by one of Japan's best knife sharpeners, Takayuki Shibata san. When these knives come out of their box, they have an amazing sharpness and will stay sharp for an extremely long time due to Shibata san's masterful technique. Alambika is extremely happy to import and retail Japanese knives (from Takefu village) in Canada. The whole kitchen knife collection can be seen and handled in our Montreal store.
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