We have out together the Complete Sharpening Kit to help people discover the benefits of using Japanese water stones. This kit is built around your choice of Cerax combination stone, and includes our simple and effective glass lapping plate, two sheets of adhesive sandpaper and a bottle of camellia oil.
This allows the user to keep their water stone flat and true, and protect the edge of their freshly honed blades to prevent corrosion. We leave the stone choice to you - the 1000/3000 combination stone will produce a sharp edge with minimal fuss, while the 1000/6000 stone will polish that edge to a finely honed finish, though requiring more time on the stone.
Please note that the camellia oil should never be introduced to the stone or the blade during the sharpening process - only oil the blade once all sharpening has been completed.
2 sheets of adhesive backed sandpaper to stick to the glass
100ml bottle of camellia oil for treating edges to prevent rust after sharpening
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 12pm 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.
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.
Regular Post: $9.00, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch
Express Post: $16.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch
Free Shipping: For orders above $150 we offer free shipping via Regular Post.
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:
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:
For orders over 5kg in weight, please email us at email@example.com
Prices for all other international orders are calculated at checkout according to Australia Post’s standard rates.
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 business days (remote areas)
Express Post: 1-2 business days (metro areas) or 2-4 business days (remote areas)
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 recyclable 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Highly Recommended The Complete Sharpening Kit 1000/6000