Suehiro Japanese Whetstone - New Cerax #5000 Grit (CR-5003-B)

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  • Fine grade finishing stone with a #5000 grit
  • Designed for high-end blades
  • Produces a beginning of a mirrored polished bevel
  • Grit progression for a superior sharpening edge
  • Included storage case doubles as a whetstone stand

The Suehiro Japanese Whetstone - New Cerax #5000 Grit (CR-5003-B) is a fine-grade finishing stone specifically designed for high-end blades. This stone is capable of taking your blade to a whole new level of sharpness. Grit progression is crucial in achieving a refined and superior sharpening edge.

The #5000 grit Cerax Whetstone produces the beginning of a mirrored polished bevel, commonly referred to as a "cloudy mirror" finish. It is recommended to use this stone after the 1500 and 3000 grit Cerax stones for optimal results.

Suehiro's size 3 model standard whetstone is suitable for a wide variety of knives and cutting tools. The whetstone comes with a convenient storage case that can also be used as a whetstone stand. The size 3 is slightly smaller compared to the larger size 1 Cerax.

The Cerax Waterstone by Suehiro Niigata Japan is renowned for its fast cutting surface, longevity, and reputation for consistency and high quality. These stones maintain their shape well and cut quickly enough to create a burr in a reasonable number of strokes.

The Cerax Stones require soaking before use, but they are not excessively thirsty. A few minutes of soaking is sufficient, and an occasional splash of water during use keeps them working smoothly. It is important not to store the stones in water. Each Suehiro Cerax stone comes mounted to a supporting plate, which can be positioned upright in the base unit for convenient use as a stone holder. Alternatively, the base unit can be used for storing the stone and lightly soaking it prior to use.

The Cerax Whetstone is packaged with a small Nagura stone, which is used to unclog the stone if particle material becomes embedded during the sharpening process.

  • Grit: 5000 (Fine Finishing) White Alumina
  • Whetstone Size: 183 x 63 x 20mm
  • Weight: 650g
  • Cleaning Stone Included
  • Professional Sharpening Stone / Whetstone
  • Made in Japan

The Suehiro Cerax series of stones may develop a dish after frequent usage. To maintain the stones and keep their surface flat for a long life, it is recommended to use a lapping plate. Suitable options for this process include the Jende Industries Glass Lapping Plate, Shapton Diamond Glass Lapping Plate, or the Shapton NAORU cast iron lapping system.


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