Niwaki Sharpening Stone •

Niwaki Sharpening Stone • #1000

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Fantastic sharpening stones, specially designed for secateurs but also great for shears, topiary clippers and other sharp stuff.

  • #220: coarse, for rough blades
  • #1000: fine, for regular sharpening - the most useful stone for regular sharpening: if you only get on stone, make it this one
  • #3000: super fine, for honing and detailed work

The bottom of each stone is slightly concave and designed in such a way that it fits the convex curve of the cutting blade perfectly on all our secateurs. This makes it easy to get the angle of attack correct, ensuring great sharpening results every time.

The flat face(s) of the stone are ideal for shears and topiary clippers and for removing the burr from reverse of the blade after you have used the concave face to sharpen secateurs.

They’re small enough to get into tight spots, so you can sharpen all the way along the blade, and come highly recommended by Japanese blacksmiths and our own master pruner, Jake Hobson.

Scroll down to watch an instructional video.


  • 136g
  • 131 x 20 x 23mm
  • Made in Osaka, Japan


  • Soak until the bubbles stop rising before use (c.3 mins)
  • Be careful not to drop them – they will crack
  • Use the #1000 grit for a few minutes every week to keep your secateurs in top condition

Caring For Your Tools

Most of our sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they may, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves three things…

1. Correct Use:

  • Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused
  • Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
  • Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
  • Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
  • Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
  • Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts

2. Keeping Them Clean:

  • Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water
  • Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place

3. Keeping Them Sharp:

New tools won’t need sharpening for some time, but after a while you’ll notice them gradually lose their edge, especially if you’re box clipping (you need REALLY sharp blades to get a good finish with box). Use the Niwaki Sharpening Stones for best results (#1000 grit is best for general sharpening).

  • Sharpen Secateurs every couple of weeks
  • Sharpen Shears and Topiary Clippers EVERY TIME you use them - the difference is amazing

Click & Collect

Can't wait for delivery? Why not try our FREE Click & Collect service? Simply make your purchase online and collect it in-store. When collecting your item, please state that you are collecting an online order at one of our reception checkouts

This service is available in store 9 am - 45pm Mon-Sat and 12 pm-4 pm Sundays. 


Standard - €11.00
Large Parcel - €17.00
RW Pallet Delivery - €29.00
RW Fleet Delivery - €89.00

Delivery must be to an address in the Republic Of Ireland or Northern Ireland.


If you change your mind...

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Phone us on 021 488 8134 within the 28-day period to proceed with the process.

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* The cost of which would be the customers’ responsibility
** Not including delivery

If there is a fault with the product...

We will attempt to rectify any faults that occur within 12 months*** from the date of purchase. Phone us on 0214888134 to arrange a FREE collection. We'll usually offer you a replacement or repair. Products must be accompanied by your proof of purchase. This does not affect your statutory rights.

*** Subject to change due to manufacturer guarantee

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