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Morihei Hishiboshi Hi Whetstone #500

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Care Instructions

Please try to utilise as much of the surface of the stone to minimise dishing. In all cases whetstones need to be kept flat to insure consistent results. This can be done with flattening plates or stones. Find them on the ‘sharpening accessory’ page.
To flatten properly, use a pencil to draw a grit on the surface of the stone. Once all pencil marks are lapped of the stone is flat. Chamfer the edges and corners of the stone for extra safety.

Always clean and dry the stones properly before storing. Metal leftover can rust overtime. It is very beneficial to flatten post sharpening to leave a clean surface.
Do not drop whetstone as they can chip or even break. Leaving a stone submerged in water for extended periods can make it more fragile.

As a whole line and on their own they all perform exceptionally well with that natural stone feel Ogura San likes. They don’t require soaking and all have the right balance of being hard enough yet give nice feedback that some medium hard natural stones have made them easy to use and enjoy.

For polishing the 4000, 6000 and 12000 grit give very strong contrast of hard and soft steel, with the hard steel becoming bright with the soft steel looking thick and hazy.

- Written by Ivan Gomez Fonseca co-owner of Tosho Knife Arts also professional knife sharpener.

Detailed Spec

Brand: Morihei 浅草橋 森平
Product Type: Whetstone
Grit: #500
Producing Area: Tokyo/ Japan
Soaking Requirement: Not required
Size: 210 x 75 x 26mm
Update: October 14, 2023