Slurry will develop but a nagura stone is recommended to aid in creating some slurry. This stone is great for knives, razors, and tools. These stones are mined in Kyoto Japan. Natural whetstones wear much slower then synthetic stones. This stone will last years if not tens of years.
Atagoyama stones cut fast and cause minor scratches. They are very dense stones that dish slow. This is a huge stone in great shape. Not many of these stones can be found anymore. This are great finishers for High Carbon steel Knives.
Length - 8.2"
Width - 3.2"
Thickness - 1.75"
Hardness - 3.5 - 4
Grit - 8,000 - 10,000
Weight - 3 Lbs 14.1 Oz
Some stones have defects and inclusions. we cannot guarantee perfect shape and wearing. All sales are final on natural stones.