An easy fast hard stone that can be graded from a medium bright kasumi with lots of water and pressure to a fine sub mirror with less pressure and water. For a hard stone it is very easy to use, great for beginners or more experienced sharpeners. Often Aiiwatani goma are fast cutters and this is no exception.
Weight: 700.9 grams
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.