Developed for professional use, the Debado SNE whetstones are Suehiro's top of the line series for knives. Slightly harder and more wear resistant than their many other product lines, yet still fast cutting and easy to use. This medium-fine whetstone results in a very clean and crisp edge. Fine enough for beautiful and delicate cuts, and also toothy enough for smooth skinned vegetables and fatty meats. Also very useful as a pre-polisher before progressing to natural stones if desired.
Size : 205 x 73 x23 mm
Only a small amount of water is required to begin the sharpening process. Each whetstone comes with a small surface reconditioning stone as well as a base. The included reconditioning stone is useful for removing coarse scratches from the surface of the main whetstone, however, we recommend rinsing away the resulting slurry before sharpening in order to avoid mixing grits.
Although Suehiro's slightly confusing product code for this whetstone is No.4000-SNE, this is definitely a #3000 grit stone.
A hard stone which allows for great feedback on your angle. Very slow wearing but still cuts well on tool steels. Leaves a really nice edge with plenty of bite. Refined but toothy.
Really nice midrange synthetic, easy to work with, and great on edges