Morihei Japanese Whetstone | Ohira Renge Suita Natural Stone (#092)
This Ohira Renge Suita is a lovely example, medium hardness and finer grain scale with a very fast cut, great for hazy finish on softer steels. 1 only, as pictured.
- Morihei Natural Stone
- Ohira Renge Suita
- Serial # 092
- Kyoto, Japan
- Finishing Stone
- Soaking Not Required
- Medium-Hard (2.5)
- Finer Grain (3.5)
- Very Fast Cut (4.5)
- Whetstone Size: 182 x 65 x 18mm (L x W x Th)
- Whetstone Weight: 0.5 kg
- 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.
* 1 Only, as Pictured.