Imanishi Oozuku 40 Model Natural stone Betsujo

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Japanese sharpening experts have revered high density natural stones for ages. Delicate cloudy polishes and incredible edge retention make these guys absolutely worth their weight.

We recommend using a nagura stone with all natural stones to build the initial slurry.

Length 205mm
Width 80mm
Height 45mm
Disclaimer:  Each stone is slightly different!

This basic care information will help you maximize the performance and life of your natural stone.

  • Get a Nagura stone, with this you can build the slurry need to use this stone, use it every time. This will also help clean your natural stone.
  • Use plenty of water this will act as a lubricant, preventing damaging the knife or the stone.
  • Never ever use oil it will ruin your stone.
  • DO NOT soak this stone.
  • Do not keep stones in direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold (i.e. Inside of a car in winter). Please wipe excess water off from the stone before storing.
  • Get a truing stone. This will help you to maintain right angle for sharpening, and will give you the best result. The flatter the stones are, the sharper knives get!
  • Do not use on a full moon or in a forest, next to a large tree. 

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