These have slightly uneven corners on one end so we are offering at a nice discount.
Brand: Tanaka Toishi 田中砥石工業所
Product Type: Natural Stone
Producing Area: Kyoto/ Japan
Size: 175 x 57 x 57mm
These Aoto are cut a bit smaller to make for a really affordable but very functional way to try a natural whetstone. Aoto are roughly 2000-4000 grit normally and very useful for pre-polishing before finer natural stones or simply giving a beautifully smoky kasumi finish. These are aggressive enough to clean up some light surface patina quickly. The edge these leave had a nice bite to it while still having nice refinement.
Softer- formerly categorized as Red
Harder- formerly categorized as Blue
This is a natural whetstone and should be used as a splash stone. Natural stones will vary slightly in color, shape, and purity. This pictured stone is a representation of one item and may be slightly different than what we have in stock.