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Soak the stone for about 20 minutes, or until the stone stops producing bubbles. And splash water on the stone as needed.
*Ceramic/High pressure cast and 1300 degree celcius treated
It is a medium stone for starter
it cuts fast like 800 grit stone and its sharpening result is the best among the 1000 grit stones
It stays flat and lasts longer time than other #1000 grit stones
June 13, 2016 by Julio Alonso DiazHi there ! My name is Julio and I have been working as furnituremaker with handtools for over 10 years. This is the second whetstone bought from Suzuki-ya and I couldn´t be more pleased, I haven´t could test all the whestones in the world but I can tell for sure these are the very best in the synthetic category !!!! I am so happy with them that I can only recommend these on first place, it´s true... read more↓
November 30, 2015 by Ben JermyI am now on my 3rd manufacturer of stone. I started on King, like most, as they are easily available. My next move was to the Shapton Pro series (not the ceramic / glass ones). These are good, they move good material and the hard bond means they stay flat well. I told myself I had found "the" stones. That was until I tried a Suzuki! The feel is something completely different. Anyone on a journey w... read more↓
January 4, 2014 by Andoni GibbSuzuki-ya's man made sharpeing stones are working very well. I am liking them better than Bester sigma and Shapton. After using them soo much in Japan I found they are simply cutting faster and staying flat longer. The cutting particles seem to be harder and sharper. They are certainly made by better quality materials for the formation of the stones. Usually when the synthetic stones get this hard they are tending to clog faster, but not these toishi.