The Bester series are ceramic synthetic stones produced by Imanishi stone company in Japan. These stones maintain their flatness for a long time and sharpens knives fast, especially for high carbon, kasumi and stainless steel knives. Since the slurry created from this stone is smooth and soft, it may feel a little slow for a honyaki knife but can definitely sharpen anything and is very popular with professionals.
700 grit is useful for removing small nicks and starting a cutting edge on a dull blade.
The stone should be soaked in water before use, and stored dry when finished.
Grit: 700 grit, 1000 grit, 1200 grit and 2000 grit (your choice)
Size: (L) 8 3/8" x (W) 3" x (H) 1"