A thick and uniform Japanese Natural Whetstone that demands your attention. It needs some patience but when given time and light pressure, it leaves a nice polish. Works better with little water for dry mud technique.
Weight: 1080 grams
Hardness/Fineness: 4 / 4 (semi-mirror)
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.
Translating to ‘cat-fish’, this aesthetic quality looks like white blotches on the stone. Usually this quality has a great sharpening feel that is smooth and tactile. In extreme cases of Namazu where the stone is very hard, it can be scratchy with too much pressure.
Meaning ‘pear-skin’, this aesthetic quality looks like tiny brown/pale dots on the stone. This quality can look similar to Su-holes on Suita stones as well as be a quality on Suita.