Gyokucho Natural Waterstone A
Natural whetstones from Kyoto are considered as the best quality stones in Japan. They are super fine finishing whetstones and are equivalent to #10000~20000.
Recommended for use following a #6000~#8000 artificial stone.
Great for sharpening kitchen knives and general tools.
*Your whetstone will not appear exactly as pictured.
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Approximately 6.5 × 3 × 0.875 inches.
Using a natural whetstone:
- The key in using a natural whetstone is to put just a little bit of water on the surface. To avoid cracking the stone, never soak natural stones in water.
- Start sliding the blade back and forth, and the water will quickly turn black. Don’t wash away this black water, as it helps polish your blade.
- Since it is a super fine finishing stone, you will not hear the regular scraping sound you hear when using artificial stones. There is almost no sound when you sharpen the blade with a natural whetstone.