#1000 Cerax BRICK

$180 AUD

Only 3 left in stock!

The lovechild of hefty building materials and cutting-edge sharpening technology, this waterstone delivers all of the excellent properties of the Cerax range, only forever*.

Measuring 228mm long, 90mm wide and 58mm high, The Brick presents an even larger sharpening surface than our single grit #1000 Cerax stone (207x70mm). If you're feeling rebellious and decide to sharpen on one of the side surfaces, you'll still be using a sharpening area larger than that of our combination stones (187mmx63mm) and only slightly narrower. The Brick's extreme height makes it roughly three times the size of most sharpening stones, which means that it will provide years (if not decades) of service.

The major limiting factor of waterstones' lifespan is the need to flatten them during the sharpening process, which necessarily wears them away. While we are yet to wear out our regular #1000 waterstones, woodworkers who sharpen every day or flatten their stones particularly aggressively will eventually require a replacement stone. Please note that this process usually still takes years with regularly sized stones.

The Brick can be expected to provide an extreme lifespan under regular workshop conditions. We have found it to provide the same pleasingly aggressive cut as the regularly sized #1000 Cerax stone and is similarly easy to re-flatten. The Brick ships with a silicone base to reduce slippage when in use and an aura of presence and authority that will leave your diamond stones cowering in the sink.

*will not actually last forever. We mean this figuratively.

At JTA we are proud of our order turnaround times and work hard to ensure the best possible service. Our shipping policy has been developed to provide a fast, safe and environmentally sustainable shopping experience for all of our customers.

We are NOT a drop-shipping company and hold all of our stock in Sydney. We dispatch every weekday, and we are usually able to dispatch orders received before 1.30pm on the same day. If you urgently require your purchase to be dispatched on the day you order it we suggest that you call us or be sure to select express shipping at checkout to ensure we prioritise your parcel.

Shipping Charges:

We have revised our logistics systems to offer the best possible postage price to our customers. All prices are in $AUD. Dispatch within 24hrs of purchase.

Within Australia:

Regular Post: $8.00, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Express Post: $14.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Some thin and light items are able to be shipped at a letter rate of $3 (replacement saw blades, small rulers, abrasives and non slip mats, for example). Please note that letter rates are regular post only (no express) and are not available with tracking.

Within New Zealand:

We are now able to offer our New Zealand customers $15 flat-rate shipping on orders under 2kg.  For orders heavier than 2kg the following rates apply:

<2kg: $15

3kg: $24

4kg: $28

5kg: $32

Prices to Canada and US:


Express Courier International:

Estimated Delivery Time - 3-5 Business Days (to metro areas of major cities)

Flat Rate - AU$30 on orders up to 2kg (4.4lbs)

For orders over this weight:

<3kg: $56

<4kg: $63.40

<5kg: $70.75

For orders over 5kg in weight, please email us at info@japanesetools.com.au

Prices for all other international orders are calculated at checkout according to Australia Post’s standard rates.

Delivery Times:

From the date of dispatch we expect the following delivery times within Australia:

Regular Post: Within 3-5 business days (metro areas) or 4-8 busines days (remote areas)

Express Post: 1-2 business days (metro areas) or 3-6 business days (remote areas)

Plastic-free Policy:

Japanese Tools Australia is an environmentally conscious company and we endeavour to eliminate plastics in as many parts of our business as possible. Your purchase will be shipped in recycleable non-plastic materials, and we re-use cardboard and paper wherever possible in our shipping process.

Exceptions to plastic-free policy:

Unfortunately, we are required to dispatch some express items in pre-paid satchels and in such circumstances we have no choice but to use a plastic satchel. Please keep in mind these satchels are 100% recyclable. Our suppliers also use plastic in their packaging of some products, and we do not remove these protective measures before shipping. We are considering strategies to eliminate these two remaining sources of plastic in our shipping process. As many of our items are hand-made, they do not arrive to us or to you with extraneous packaging, though this is not the case for all of our products.

Breakage in shipping policy:

We pack our shipments in specialised materials to ensure that our customers find them in the same condition that we send them. If you receive your products in a damaged condition, please email info@japanesetools.com.au with your order number and photos of the condition of the products within a week of collection. If an item is deemed to have been damaged in transit we will replace it with like kind at no extra shipping cost to the customer.

If you are unhappy with the condition of your product and it has not been damaged in transit, please refer to our returns and exchanges policy. 

We stand behind the quality of our tools. If a tool is found to be faulty or damaged in transit, we will verify the issue with you, and offer a refund or exchange when the problem is brought to our attention within 30 days from purchase. If problems arise outside of this period this policy will apply at our discretion. Where a refund or exchange is agreed upon, we will mail you a paid addressed bag to return your items, verify their condition once we receive them, and then process a refund or mail the new item.

If a tool is purchased as a present or the purchaser changes their mind, we will exchange for stock of equal value or store credit when we are contacted within 2 weeks of the purchase. We ask that the customer covers the cost of shipping in these instances. We will take a payment for shipping over the phone, send you a paid addressed envelope, verify the goods' condition once we receive them, and then mail the new item.

If a tool is damaged through improper use, we encourage you to contact us. We may not be able to exchange the tool, but may be able to offer advice on technique or recommend a more appropriate tool. Where possible, we encourage our cutomers to ask us questions about our tools' use before they purchase them. We can be contacted at info@japanesetools.com.au or 02 9527 3870.

Sorry, we can't exchange gift cards.

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Peter V

3030 1000 Grit "Brick"

And a Brick it is too :), at least almost the size of a Brick though a Brick you should have for life and pass on . Recently had the pleasure of purchasing this stone in order to try and eventually complete a Cerax Stone Set for my Knife Sharpening and although i allready own the Cerax 8080 1000 Grit the 3030 was a Stone i had to aquire and put to the test. You do these things if your keen at Knife Sharpening and have the bug for Sharpening Stones otherwise you cant sleep at night wandering :)??.. After a Chat with Christian at JTA who is pleasure to deal with saw the arrival of the Brick at the doorstep via Aust Post. The Stone soaking Tub , homemade Sinkbridge as well as the remainder of the Cerax Stones being the 320 , 1000 & 3000 were allready soaking in the tub ready to sharpen a Filletting knife recently aquired for Filletting Whiting . The Cerax 320 was the first off the rank in aquiring a bevel and a burr with this particular knife as it wasnt an expensive knife by far and just wanted to see how fast both the 320 and Brick would Load . The 320 wasnt a surprise as its a favourite of mine and loads nicely with really good feedback both tactile and audible. A burr was formed in approx three passes (Both sides ) a refined edge and then onto the 8080 1000 grit and from there to the 3000 to finish the process with a very keen edge finish . Not a mirror polished finish with the 3000 , but a hair whittling finish just the same although it may not be hair i test the finish but fine paper . Next starting stone with the second Knife of the same Brand was with the 3030 1000 grit "Brick " and really anxiouse here to see how this stone would load and feedback for creating a bevel and a burr , the 320 as a starting stone was fast so wanted to see how this would go ??. For me in all honesty this Stone is a Winner and a Stone that will stay for life , not only due to its size but the feedback and loadup being immediate and a fast cutting stone . For a 1000 grit at least ,visible loadup (Swarfe ) and the feedback as one would like to keep the rythm in the sharpening process going. For a Chef knife that has been used for awhile and just needs a bit of a touch up without going to a coarser eg 320 grit the 1000 Brick would surfice Sometimes thought this stone may have been closer to an 800 grit due to the speed it cut and feedback with but that could have been due to the cheaper brand Knife being tested which in itself would mean that it would cut a harder steel with comfort. Mind you i do feel there is a slight variation between the two 1000 grit stones with the 8080 1000 maybe being a tad harder (1200-1500 ??) in feel but still loading just as good Again i had a burr form in roughly three passes with the refinement at a lower pressure aquiring a keen edge on the blade . From there as before , i moved to the 3000 and this time to an 8000 grit stone of another brand to mirror polish the edge . I am sure anyone purchasing this Stone will be pleasantly surprised and Happy with it and give it a thumbs up

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