Okudo Suita Tomo Nagura Japanese Natural Sharpening Stone 285.6g
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Okudo Suita Tomo Nagura Japanese Natural Sharpening Stone 285.6g (10.2oz.)
Approximately 135mmX48mmX40mm (thickness)
This small Okudo Suita whetstone is for Tomo Nagura. Tomo means the same kind of or sharing. Tomo Nagura means what the both base whetstone on the bottom and the rubbing side of whetstone on the top is the same kind of whetstone, and rubbing each other to get slurry. Okudo whetstones are kind of hard, and it is hard to get slurry at the beginning. Tomo Nagura is used for the situation. It is also used for making the base Okudo Suita whetstone for lapping the bottom whetstone. Some Okudo Suita whetstones make scratching on the blade, because it has some kinds of unwanted particles on the surface of whetstone, or hairline cracks, or sometimes, nothing wrong with base Okudo whetstone, but the blade does not fit well or does not move smoothly like vibrating the movement of the blade on the whetstone, which is called Hikitsuri in Japanese. In those situations, Tomo Nagura might help to prevent the troubles like a buffer. It can be big enough to be a small engraving knife or chisel whetstone itself too.