A slightly more difficult whetstone to use and takes softer pressure to bring out a clean finish. Not very muddy unless you work for a while, but it leaves a beautiful finish. Excellent uniformity and could use a base because it is on the thinner side.
Weight: 706 grams
Hardness/Fineness: 4 / 4 (hazy to semi-mirror)
This aesthetic term refers to the general color of the stone. Typically, Asagi stones are grey, light blue, greyish-blue/green, and tan. They are usually quite clean stones that are on the harder side. However, softer Asagi stones are great for knife polishing.
This aesthetic quality looks like tiny black dots, or little sesame seeds in the stone. This quality typically translates to having a fast cutting speed.