Japanese Natural Whetstone Shohonyama Okunomon Shiro ( White ) Suita 254g from Kyoto

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This is the Okunomon Shiro Suita from Kyoto Japan. Abrasive power is strong as well as Okudo Suita, actually easier to sharpen than Okudo.  The lines are not Suji ( toxic ) line but Kesuji, it won't hit when sharpening.  The reverse side is lapped and ready to work, the front (with stamps) - requires lapping.

 Okunomon mine is located on west side of Atago Mountain in Kyoto. It is located on the next to Ohira mine where is very famouns major Suita and Uchigumori quarry, and Okunomon had yielded suita and awasedo. Okunomonn whetstones are getting harder to see in natural whetstone market little by little because of quantity of supply are getting less and less.

Dimension  : 65-105x120-131x8mm ( Approx.) 

Weight: 254g

- Grit size:  fine 6000-8000

- Nagura is needed, its use will definitely speed up the process, or it is necessary to create a suspension using a diamond plate.

- Excellent finishing stone for knives, and Carpentry tools

- Hardness: 4.5+

Natural whetstone has wider capacity than artificial whetstone, and actually, we do not know until sharpen blade on the hone for a while. Because artificial whetstone molecules do not break down to smaller sizes, but natural whetstone molecules are possible to break down to smaller sizes, and those molecules are mixed with sharpened steel molecules, and make Jigane as suitable Jigane color, and Hagane as suitable Hagane color. It is natural mystics.

Kanji - flower seal - Kyoto Association of Natural Hon Stones, 白 巣 板 - Shiro (White) Suite, 奥 ノ 門 - Okunomon Mine Sign

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