#524 Aiiwatani Asagi Goma Lv4,Lv4
#524 Aiiwatani Asagi Goma Lv4,Lv4
#524 Aiiwatani Asagi Goma Lv4,Lv4
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#524 Aiiwatani Asagi Goma Lv4,Lv4
#524 Aiiwatani Asagi Goma Lv4,Lv4
#524 Aiiwatani Asagi Goma Lv4,Lv4

#524 Aiiwatani Asagi Goma Lv4,Lv4

$110.00

This stone takes a bit more finesse to polish a wide bevel clean but it would excellent for finishing the very edge on higher carbon, lower alloy steel knives. Clean wide bevel polishing with this stone is a bit difficult and takes a lighter touch with not too much water. It has a small pit near the arrow that did not feel scratchy.

Dimensions: 123x95x33mm 

Weight: 985 grams 

Hardness/Fineness: 4 / 4 (semi-mirror polish)

 

Aiiwatani:

A ‘Higashi-Mono’ (Eastern Mine) whetstone that is close in proximity to Takashima and Wakasa, two mines known for their high density stones. Aiiwatani are great shiage-toishi(fine stones) when you are looking for a refined edge. Typically more mellow in cutting action, but this can lead to a cleaner polish.

Asagi:

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.

Goma:

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.