The Suehiro Rika 5000 grit sharpening stone is an excellent finishing stone that will put a nice satin polish on your knives, axes and woodworking tools.
This stone has great feel and feedback and cuts relatively fast, making it great for a beginner or experienced sharpener.
It makes a great complement to the Bester 1000 grit stone, and will refine the edge left by that stone very nicely, while still leaving a bit of “tooth” that many people prefer on their knives.
You may follow this with a quick strop on leather to further polish your edge, or use your knife as is, right off this stone.
This water stone requires a 5-10 minute soak before use. It is also ideal if you can periodically splash this stone with water during use.
Comes with an integrated base.
- Full size bench stone measures 8.27 x 2.95 x 1
- Manufactured by Suehiro Rika in Japan