2000 Grit waterstone for creating ridelines on shears. This is the Naniwa Arata Kagayaki or "Novel Stone"
Naniwa is one of the best Japanese whetstone manufacturer Naniwa. 2000 is the preferred grit for Japanese stones in shear manufacturing. This is a splash and go stone that does not easily dish out. It comes in a nice plastic case that serves as a stand and has a storage place for your nagura stone (sold separately). The stone can be filled to either side so that you can go longer between flattening. Yellow color. Clear case.
Actual stone is 15 mm thick, 70 mm X 210 mm or 5/8" thick and surface 2 3/4 X 8 1/4"