A surprising stone that performs better than it looks. Excellent feedback that leaves a clean finish that isn’t scratchy. Not an easy stone but it was not difficult either so don’t use too much pressure. It did not have much mud development, so it will be more of a polisher.
Weight: 1160 grams
Hardness/Fineness: 4 / 4 (semi-mirror polish)
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.
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.