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Red Usu Aoto Natural Whetstone #1

Regular price $95.00

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Aoto Natural Stones are generally pretty soft and low grit. This stone develops mud very fast.  It is very large, excellent condition, nearly no inclusions, or cracks. Mined in Kyoto. Good Aoto's are very hard to find today.  One this nice is very rare.
Red Aoto's tend to cut faster then blue and get a bit muddier.  This stone does have some cracks one especially on the bottom.  It is suggested to fill the crack with epoxy, place on a board, and lacquer the sides and bottom.  The front face is great quality with a quick lapping and is a great price for anyone wanting to find the Aoto they dream of. It is a very fun stone to use

Length - 8.75"

Width - 2.6"

Thickness - 1.5"

Hardness - 2 - 2.5

Grit - 2,000 - 4,000

Weight - 2 Lbs 7.8 Oz

Some stones have defects and inclusions. we cannot guarantee perfect shape and wearing. All sales are final on natural stones.