About This Item
Mizukihara Suita Japanese Natural Whetstone 1160g (2lb. 9oz. )
207mmX73-77mmX28mm 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.
It raises very good amount of black color 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------ 8.9
(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)
It makes my blue II steel blade knife Jigane to frosted bright silver color, and Hagane became semi-mirror finish to 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.