Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit
Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit
Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit
Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit
Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit
Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit
Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit
Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit
Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit
Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit

Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi Coarse Whetstone Kit

$173.75

A great starter set to sharpen and maintain western style stainless steel knives.

Kit includes:

(1) Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi 400 Grit Hard Yellow Marble Ceramic Japanese Whetstone

(1) Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi 1200 Blue Marble Semi-Soft Ceramic Japanese Whetstone

Bernal Cutlery Takarazukushi ceramic stones are made in Japan with alumina and zircon abrasive particles that are baked with ceramics creating a fused porous stone. Harder Takarazukushi stones tend to cut deeper and faster than the semi-soft stones on double bevel knives made with wear resistant steels. Semi-soft Takarazukushis stones cut wide bevels very nicely and leave shallower easier to finish scratches than the harder stones however both hard and semi-soft work on both.

Ceramic stones will not come apart with longer soaking periods (although water should be changed) resinoid stones should not be left to soak indefinitely, and both should be allowed to dry outside of sun and wind and not allowed to freeze wet.

(1) Borachrome Plus - 25 ml bottle 

Borachrome Plus is an abrasive rich mix of boron carbide, Japanese chromium oxide and an extra vanadium carbide for faster cutting in a water based biodegradable paste. The coarsest particles are approximately 4000 grit and is ideal for deburring coarse finished knives that are not the excessively wear resistant ‘super steels’. Excellent for deburring western stainless steel with a 1000 grit finish. 

We have found this compound can also be good for a wide variety of steels finished from 1000 to 6000 grit (JIS Japanese grit scale). It leaves the character of the finishing stone but can leave small visible scratches on very fine grit polishes (6000+). 

A thin layer of this compound on a strop will last for between 40-60 stroppings. 

(1) Rubberized Cork Strop 

with recycled rubber base for use with polishing compounds. 14" x 3" long and 3/8” thick with recycled rubber base for extra height and slip resistance.

Used in conjunction with stropping compounds, it successfully de-burrs and enhances the finished polish; finely honing the work of the fine synthetic or natural stones.

Since this strop is rubberized, it can be cleaned with soap and water if it accidentally gets greasy in a kitchen or to remove unwanted or spent abrasive. We have been using these strops for over 10 years and find they typically last us at least 5 years in our busy sharpening workshop stropping at least 50 knives daily each. 

When used with paste compounds, let the compound fully dry before stropping. A small amount should be spread thinly over the strop and cover most of the strop face; re-apply a smaller amount over spent abrasive, a little goes a long way!

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