Mizukihara Awasedo Natural Whetstone 1709.2g (3lb. 12.4oz. )

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Mizukihara Awasedo Natural Whetstone 1709.2g (3lb. 12.4oz. )

208mmX79mmX38-42mm Japanese plane or chisel or high carbon cooking knife or high carbon cutlery

Mizukihara mine is located on the west side of Atago Mountain, and it is located on next to Ohira mine and Okunomon mine in Kyoto. It had produced Awasedo, Iromono, Suita, and Uchigumori.

Hardness-----------8.2

It produces good enough amount of black slurry quickly. (Scale; 1 to 10, 1-3 is very soft muddy rough grit whetstone 3-6 is soft medium grit whetstone, 6-8 is hard medium grit whetstone, 8-10 is fine grit whetstone)

Particle Size---------- 8.3

My blue II steel blade knife Jigane became grayish frosted silver color, and Hagane became bright silver color finish with very fine scratches. (Scale; 1 to 10, 1-3 give deep scratch marks to the steel, 3-5 is delete the 1-3 scratches, 5-8 makes the steel cloudy, 8-10 makes the steel semi-mirror finish or mirror finish)

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.