Ice Bear 10000 Grit Japanese Waterstone, 12000 Grit Nagura
The Ice Bear 10000 Grit (superfine) Japanese Waterstone (4560272501699) with wooden base, together with the Ice Bear Nagura Stone.
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For the serious Bushcraft enthusiast, crafts person, or ANYONE that uses a cutting tool, Japanese Waterstones are a must to keep your equipment in tip-top condition.
If you want your cutting tool to work at optimum performance, then give it the respect it deserves.
The sharper your cutting tool, the safer it is to use.
Japanese Waterstones are suitable for Bushcraft Knives, Cooking Knives, Leather Knives, Fishery Knives, Axes, Straight Razors, Plane Blades, Chisels, Gouges, and other blades used in Woodworking, Agriculture, Gardening, Stock Raising and Forestry - just about ANY cutting tool!!
How To Use
- This stone does not require any pre-soaking but just a light sprinkling of water as and when required.
- When sharpening, keep the stone wet by sprinkling it with water as required and flush often to clear away any swarf (fine metallic shavings removed by the stone from the edge of the blade) to expose fresh cutting particles.
The 10,000 Grit
The 10,000 grit stone is a super-fine finishing stone and is used to produce an edge that is "scarily" sharp!! which is usually only achievable with using something like a diamond paste!
It will also bring the metal to an absolute mirror finish.
Together with the Nagura stone you will end up with an edge that should be good enough to shave Bigfoot with and a mirror finish good enough to scare him with too!!!
This waterstone measures 205x75x25mm and comes supplied on its own wooden base.
The 12,000 grit artificial Nagura stone supplied with this waterstone can be used on 6000, 8000 and 10,000 grit waterstones.
The Nagura Stone
Artificial Nagura stones are a useful accessory to 6000 grit (and above) finishing stones and serve two purposes:
1. To Develop A Slurry
Creating a slurry on your finishing stones before actually sharpening your tools on them is a good practice as it will greatly speed up the sharpening process.
To create the slurry first soak both the sharpening stone and the Nagura stone until saturated. Rub the Nagura stone over your finishing stone until a good slurry has developed on the surface of the finishing stone.
An added bonus with the slurry is that the slurry can also be used to clean the stains from the surface of a blade caused by the tannins in wood. Great for all you wood carvers out there!
2. Flattening High Spots On Finishing Stones
When using the finishing stone you notice a high spot developing, you can actually rub it out with the Nagura stone.
Please note that the Nagura stone is only useful with 6000 grit stones and above, they will not accomplish anything with coarser stones.
Always work up from coarse grits to finer grits.
The coarser the grit, the more metal will be removed.
The finer the grit, the longer it will take to remove the same amount of metal.
If you have nicks to remove it can take a long time if the stone you are working on is too fine.
If it is taking forever to remove nicks, you need to move back to using a coarser stone.
Depending on just how bad the blade edge is you may want to start with a lower grit stone.
For blades in need of serious restoration, start with a 220 or 240 grit.
For badly worn edges, a 400 grit would be low enough to start with.
The 800 grit stone is probably the starting grit for most users.
A good indication of needing to start sharpening your blade is that you are probably putting indentations on the items you are trying to cut, rather than actually cutting them!!
At this point, the 800 grit would be a good place to start.
If you are not quite at the indentation stage, you will be able to start with a 1000 or 1200 grit stone, steadily working up the grits to the finer stones of 4000, 6000, 8000 and 10000 grit.
Soak the stones long enough so that the water is still visible on the surface. If you have not soaked the stones for long enough you will get a muddy surface instead of the finer slurry that you should have. Remember to keep sprinkling the surface of the stone as you work or the stone will dry out.
For finer stones of 6000 grit and above, use a Nagura stone to create the slurry before you start. This slurry can also be used to polish the areas you are not sharpening. Use a cloth or rag to take some of the slurry and rub it in to the areas required.
Always clean the surface of your stones of the black deposit that is left. This deposit is the particles of metal that have been shaved from the surface of your cutting tool.
We understand that having a full set of stones all the way up through the grits can be expensive, therefore we offer a range of combination stones and various different sets to help you get the best to suit your needs. Why not try adding one each month until you have the perfect sharpening system - it will be one of the best investments you will ever make!
Stay Sharp at World Of Survival!!!
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