Mined in Japan, this natural nagura stone is a great honing tool to help raise and refine slurry on natural whetstones, or coarse-medium grit synthetic stones. Also effective at cleaning or removing imperfections on natural sharpening stones.
Much harder (and thicker) than most synthetic variants, this nagura is sure to last decades of use.
- Morihei Natural Stone
- Nagura / Dressing Stone
- Whetstone Size: 45mm Cube
- Whetstone Weight: 0.2 kg
- Natural Nagura Stone / Whetstone
- Mined in Japan
Japanese Sharpening Stones (Whetstones)
The consensus for sharpening Japanese kitchen knives, as well as Japanese woodworking tools, is the use of a whetstone. Dry grinding can affect temper (effectively ruining your knife or tool) and diamond plates are often too aggressive (removing too much material).
All Japanese whetstones will require flattening after use, no matter what type of stone, or the style of your sharpening, all whetstones will begin to dish over time. We recommend a ceramic flattening stone, or diamond plate for this task. For more info, check out Selecting a Japanese Whetstone.
* These stones are natural products mined from the earth. Variation to colour is expected. Each stone may have varying chips, cracks or marks, this is normal for natural sharpening stones and does not affect performance.