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.
This is a great stone for a beginner or someone that wants to try a natural stone before spending big bucks. It is large enough to finish a knife.
Length - 5.3"
Width - 3.2"
Thickness - 1.0"
Hardness - 3 - 3.5
Grit - 8,000 - 12,000
Weight - 1 Lbs. 4.9 oz.
Some stones have defects and inclusions. we cannot guarantee perfect shape and wearing. All sales are final on natural stones.