It is a finish stone after using a medium-fine stone (#4000, #5000 or #6000).
March 31, 2018 by ward wilcoxThis 100000 is superior to the shapton 8000 I have and much better than the Kita Yama in my opinion. It leaves a finer finish and works and some what faster. The Suzuki-ya clearly clogs up less than the other two stones. The size of these wet stones make them a better value compared to the shaptons....I have nearly worn down a few of those so I expect this 10000 to last many times longer.
July 3, 2015 by Chris VandiverSuzuki-ya's 10,000 grit finish stone is the best 10,000 grit stone I have used. This stone has a very smooth, slick feeling while sharpening, belying the exceptionally fast cutting action of this stone. It polishes the edge very quickly, leaving the hagane with a mirror polish and the jigane with a matte finish. It creates an incredible edge quality. Beautiful results and a super sharp tool to boo... read more↓