Niwaki Sharpening Stone - #1000

This whetstone is high quality, Japanese made. Supplied by specialist stockist Niwaki, bringing traditional Japanese household and garden ware items to the west. These carefully made products are designed to last a life time.

Fantastic sharpening stones specially designed for Secateurs, but also great for Shears, Topiary Clippers and other sharp stuff. The concave edge follows the curve of the blade perfectly, and they’re small enough to get into tight spots. These are what Tobisho recommend for their tools, and what Jake now uses for his secateurs.

See the link for instructions and a video, but the golden rule is to soak thoroughly each time before use. And not to drop them.


Use the #1000 grit for a few minutes every week to keep your secateurs in top condition

Sharpening Shears and Secateurs

These #1000 Stones work for just about every edged blade:

  • #1000: fine, for regular sharpening - the most useful stone for every day sharpening

For Secateurs:

NB. We strongly advise NOT taking your secateurs apart - they never go back together quite the same.

  • Soak stones in water for a few minutes before use, and keep wet during use
  • Use the concave edge of the stone, moving from the pivot towards the tip of the blade, following the curve as you go
  • FOR STRAIGHT BLADED SHEARS use the flat side of the stone
  • Then back again - back and forth along the whole length of the blade
  • Use as much of the stone as possible, not just the top inch
  • This is a gentle action - don’t use too much pressure
  • Next, turn the secateurs over, and use the flat side of the stone to smooth the burr off the inside of the blade, going slightly over, creating a very fine bevel
  • Use the convex edge of the stone to clean off the curved edge of the bypass
  • Finally, clean and dry the secateurs, and wipe with Camellia Oil

 Product details:

  • 136g
  • 13.1 x 2 x 2.3 cm
  • Made in OsakaJapan

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