Morihei Japanese Whetstone | Ohira Uchigumori Karasu Natural Stone (Jito No.050)
A lovely feeling Jito stone, suitable for katana polishing. The line does touch slightly but can easily be rectified.
- Morihei Japan Natural Stone
- Ohira Uchigumori Karasu
- Serial # 050
- Kyoto, Japan
Hardness (5 = Very Hard) : 3
Grain Scale (5 = Very Fine) : 4
Sharpening Speed (5 = Very Fast) : 5
- Whetstone Size: 209 x 72 x 32mm (L x W x Th)
- Whetstone Weight: 1.134 kg
- Kiri Box Included
- 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.