Shobudani suita #1108
This very light plaster color suita is medium hard and perfect for
knives or tools or as a medium stone for razors. The form is excellent
with all corners, the back is flattened and will rest nicely on a bench
or stone holder. I suggest that this stone is perfect for knives
because the surface area used in knife sharpening is relatively
arrow when compared to plane blades or wide chisels. This is a fast
cutting stone for all steels including stainless and clad bi-metal
Japanese blades and will bring those edges up to razor sharp.
Suita stones are often designated as pre-finishing or tool grade
stones, but this one will actually hone a razor to shave ready
condition. There is one small divot in the stone that will eventually
wear down to flat, you can see this in the bottom photo.
The stone (toishi) has been lapped perfectly flat and the corners
and edges beveled unless otherwise noted. All of my stones come
with a money back guarantee minus the return shipping.l