Nakayama Mizu Asagi Whetstones are used for finish sharpening on Hapstone or Edge Pro sharpeners. Nakayama Asagi has LV5/LV5+ hard rating. Nakayama Asagi stones are mounted on high quality aluminum blanks.
Nakayama (中山) Mizu Asagi (アサギ) Whetstone is mined in Nakayama, in Japan
Nakayama Mizu Asagi Whetstones are recommended as a progression after 10K grit stone. Nakayama Asagi stones are universal, and can be used to sharpen knives of any steel.
Nakayama Asagi Whetstones should be used with water. All that is required is to wet the stone surface. There is no need to immerse the stone. During the sharpening, slurry is released from the surface. Try to keep slurry on stone surface.
Nakayama Asagi stones may have slight natural imperfections and minor defects not affecting sharpening.
Amakusa stone does not require any preparations.
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