Morihei Japanese Whetstone | Ohira Uchigumori Natural Stone (No. 74)
Lovely for kasumi polish, especially Jigane. A small section is not consistent but overall great value for this level of finish. Quite soft and very fine, really enjoying this one.
- Morihei Japan Natural Stone
- Ohira Uchigumori
- Serial # 74
- Kyoto, Japan
Hardness (5 = Very Hard) : 2
Grain Scale (5 = Very Fine) : 4
Sharpening Speed (5 = Very Fast) : 5
- Whetstone Size: 202 x 70 x 23mm (L x W x Th)
- Whetstone Weight: 0.897 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.