***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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