Maker: Misc Makers (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85762
Item weight: 23.40 oz.
Size: Approx. (7-2/3"x2-3/4"x1" // 195x70x25mm)
Description: Fine-grit, grey sedimentary stone from the famous Honyama quarry, in the mountainous region north of present day Kyoto. Very uniform structure for fine sharpening purposes.
Despite the excellent performance of man-made stones, many experienced sharpeners still rely on natural stones (toishi) for sharpening their finest blades. The finest stones from the Honyama quarries are becoming increasingly difficult to acquire - we take great pleasure in still being able to offer these rare treasures.
Natural Japanese stones may be used with water only and must be kept protected from frost. Please note that the stones may have slight natural imperfections and may vary somewhat in size.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days