This stone has a small chip on the corner. It was more difficult to use when given more sharpening pressure. It needs finesse to achieve a good polish. This stone may be better suited for edge finishing of tools and harder knives where you want a fine edge.
Weight: 995 grams
Hardness/Fineness: 4 / 4 (hazy to 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 term refers to ‘rings’ or darker lines streaming through the stone. Typically seen on harder dense stones