Otani Toishi Kitayama #8000 Grit Japanese Whetstone

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  • Otani Toishi Kitayama #8000 Grit Japanese Whetstone
  • Popular stone with performance similar to 10-12k finish
  • Comparable size to Naniwa Chosera: 205 x 75 x 25mm
  • Brief soaking recommended for hydration
  • Nagura stone included for high-quality polishing
  • Affordable price with consistent feel and long-lasting performance

The Otani Toishi "Kitayama" Japanese Whetstone has gained popularity among many sharpeners due to its outstanding performance. Although labeled as an #8000 Grit stone, it tends to perform similarly to a 10-12k finish, delivering exceptional polishing results.

With its dimensions of 205 x 75 x 25mm, the Kitayama stone is comparable in size to the Naniwa Chosera, providing ample surface area for effective sharpening.

Similar to the Chosera line of stones, the Kitayama stone only requires a brief soaking until it becomes hydrated and ready for use. It is recommended to use a Nagura stone to develop a fine slurry, ensuring high-quality polishing on your blades.

The Kitayama stone stands out for its affordable price and consistent feel. It maintains its performance without dulling like some other stones, offering long-lasting sharpening capabilities.

Origin Kyoto, Japan
Manufacturer Otani Toishi
Grit #8000
Size 205 x 75 x 28mm
Weight 800g
Type Splash & Go
Line Kitayama
Material Synthetic high purity Alumina with natural stone powders
Base Mounted to wooden stand
Nagura Stone Included

We recommend soaking the Kitayama stone for only 2-3 minutes for initial sharpening. After soaking, you can splash water on the surface to keep it wet. The Nagura stone included with the set will assist in developing a slurry for finer cutting. Please note that the Nagura stone is not intended for flattening the whetstone, as this is a common misconception. Once finished sharpening, clean the stone and allow it to air dry naturally in a shaded position. Rapid drying can cause cracking, and leaving the stone in water can degrade its quality.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

A must-have tool for enthusiasts

Brent H

Solid and reliable build quality

Michael V

Impressive for the cost

Graham S

Outstanding Recommendation


Beautifully crafted

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