This beautiful finishing stone produces knife sharpness, rust resistance and an aesthetic appeal that a natural stone can only produce.
Shirosuita can reveal the beautiful foggy Hamon line of your knife. This stone is soft, absorbs a lot of water and produces a substancial mud. This stone is very good to use for hagane (carbon steel) but not stainless steel.
It is manually mined by Mr. Youzou Tsuchihashi and expertly selected through his years of experience.
He told me that although people in the western world have known Japanese knives for quite a while, they haven't really paid much attention to the unique beauty and overall performance of natural sharpening stones.
His mission is to spread the finest finishing stones from Japan for you to experience and appreciate.
This is his kind offering to Japanese culture and to you.
When using: Just put enough water to develop mud. Avoid soaking.