Sho-Honyama natural stones are mined in Kyoto Japan. They are found in very limited quantities. Great finishing stones. It is suggested to use a nagura stone to help create slurry. Natural stones dish very slow. A stone this size can last a lifetime.
The Sho-Honyama Type A is slightly harder then the B. Meant more for Razors and Tools, this stone can also finish knives with the proper practice, technique, and Nagura. This stone is in impeccable shape and is very large.
Lenght - 8"
Width - 3.1"
Thickness - 1.9"
Hardness - 4 - 5
Grit - 12,000 - 15,000
Weight - 4 Lbs 5.6 Oz
All of our Natural stones are bought directly from the only couple mines still available, they are all tested and certified authentic before being purchased.
Some stones have defects and inclusions. we cannot guarantee perfect shape and wearing. All sales are final on natural stones.