We’re pleased to introduce to you the “Nagura” stone today. 
Do you know what it is used for?

A Nagura stone is a small waterstone, used to condition waterstones during use. Yes, as you’ve already guess, the word “Nagura” means “correcting” in Japanese. 

Nagura stones are used to create a honing paste on the surface of natural waterstones in order to refine the grit structure and give the stone a better bite on the edge being sharpened. A very light rubbing is enough – the honing paste should not be too thick.
Nagura stones are usable on all sharpening stones from medium to fine grits. They work on artificial stones as well as they do on natural stones.

You can get such a Japanese Nagura stone here.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Thank you for reading and best regards!

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