Nubatama vs suehiro vs naniwa stones. What do I need to know?

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  1. Mike warren

    Mike warren

    Aug 9, 2020
    Nubatama vs suehiro vs naniwa. What do I need to know?

  2. JBC6650

    JBC6650 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 19, 2008
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  3. Ourorboros


    Jan 23, 2017
    They are all fine stones. Each brand also has a different lines, so you need to narrow down that question.
  4. KenHash


    Sep 11, 2014
    The grit number foremost.
  5. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Title edited for clarity.
  6. Shnipper


    Jul 26, 2020
    Are you looking for price-to-performance or are you asking for unique things about the stones?

    I think the more expensive stones definitely offer more than a cheap amazon stone. But even the Naniwa 1000/3000 for 25 bucks is already a big step up from the 20 bucks amazon stones.
    One thing about Suehiro: the stones seem to come with a coating, so you need to open up the surface with that little extra stone that comes in the package. That just takes a minute.
  7. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    What are you looking for?
    There are well over 100 different stones among all 3 of those brands.
  8. Jason B.

    Jason B. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 13, 2007
    Naniwa Chosera/pro stone, 400, 800 and 3000

    That is about all you need to know.
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