Oozuku Japanese Natural Whetstone

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  • ***Oozuku stones are natural rather than artificial, meaning that their colors, shapes, sizes, thicknesses, and other characteristics are unique to each stone. Even though the picture shows examples of the product, customers cannot choose from the depicted stones because the pictured items might not be available in our inventories. No returns and no exchanges will be accepted if the products mailed are not a match to the pictures presented.***

    Named for the site of its origin, the Oozuku Japanese Natural Whetstone is a product of its homeland’s finest honing practices. Although the material used to produce these pieces comes from the same site, its depth means that there can be significant differences between individual stones. As a result, even though most of these stones fall within 8,000 to 12,000 grit, the actual grit size must be discovered through actual usage. Customers should bear in mind that these pieces are meant to be used along with nagura stones, which are rubbed atop their wet surfaces to produce an abrasive slurry.

    Oozuku is one of the Higashi-mono, referring to a collection of five quarries famous since ancient times for their sharpening stones. Stones from Oozuku are renowned for their fine grain and exceptional hardness, though some examples can be too hard at times. At present, production has stopped at Oozuku, but there is more than enough stockpiled material to continue supplying customers around the world.

    Approximate grit: 8,000 to 12,000
    Average dimensions: 142 x 81 x 16 mm
    Average weight: 447 g
    Made in Japan
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  • We will offer a full refund or store credit for unused products if returned to us within 365 days of the order date. New, unused and unopened (for items that come in sealed packaging) merchandise will be refunded in full. Please note that:

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A great bargain!

I've been searching for a Japanese natural sharpening stone for quite a while, and find myself unwilling to pay the hundreds and even thousand (s) + for one. Fendrihan and only one other site are the only place where you can find these at a price that will allow you to try them for less stress to your wallet. The stone itself is truly amazing! If you use a coticle and are happy with the edge, then this J-nat Oozuku will outright astound you, it has, in my opinion the perfect size (surface wise) which is roughly 3x5 inches, but this stone really shines in the sharpening department, the slurry generated by a worn diamond plate or if you're fortunate enough to posses a rubbing stone (Tomo), really bumps up the speed of obtaining a super edge, and, following with water only laps, will make ALMOST any razor give a sweet, sweet shave. Among the razors I own is a new Dovo Bismark and while a pretty blade it left the area beneath my jawline 'nubbly' but after using this stone on an Oozuku, I can actually do a single pass shave with it. I highly recommend this stone (and site) to anyone who is thinking of getting one, you just can't go wrong with this!

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Sam S.
Oozuku Japanese Natural Whetstone

Wonderful stones at a great price. This is my second JNat and allows me to put an edge on my straights far better than I could with a coti. I find the 3' width to be a huge bonus.