Suehiro's Cerax line are manufactured for optimal tactile feedback and excellent cutting performance. As a result of achieving the desired feedback in sharpening, these stones end up being a little softer than others of comparable grit. This 8000 grit stone leaves a nice contrast between soft and hard steel and leaves a nice toothy edge; we normally would not recommend 8000 grit edges for standard kitchen knives but this stone leaves a nice balance between polish and bite. This is one of the few finishing stones that requires a proper soak and will perform best after about 20-30 minutes in the water. Care should be taken if repeatedly soaking and drying that it be done slowly so as to minimize cracking or chipping; it is also important to chamfer the corners of this stone to prevent breakage. This stone will tolerate permanent soaking, but the water should be changed regularly to keep it clean.
• Grit: #8000 (Fine)
• Type: Soaking
• Best for: Carbon
• Dimensions: 8.07" x 2.95" x 0.9" ht (20.5 x 7.5 x 2.3 cm)
• Comes with a Nagura (surface conditioning stone)
• The number printed on the stone doesn't indicate grid #.