A favorite from the batch. It is not that muddy being at a level 4 hardness. It establishes a beautiful kasumi on wide bevels. An easy stone to use with varying pressures. It will last for many years with proper care and handling.
Hardness/Fineness: 4 / 4 (brighter kasumi 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 term refers to ‘rings’ or darker lines streaming through the stone. Typically seen on harder dense stones