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Tanaka Toishi

Tanaka Toishi Michibiki Whetstone #3000 (GC)

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€128,00 EUR
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Tanaka Toishi is a small shop in Kyoto with a long standing history in (natural)whetstones dating back several decades. They are next to one of the most well established natural stone supplier and a company that produce synthetic stones. Tanaka Toishi synthetic stones are some of our most high end man-made stones with the WA & CG lines being my personal favourites.

A high end series bij Tanaka Toishi. Large soaking stones with very high cutting power. The binder to abrasive ratio is on the lower side resulting in relatively softer stones great for polishing (not only). Perfect to use in a natural stones progression and on their on will leave a satisfactory Kasumi-esk finish.

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.

One of our highest quality whetstones and a personal favourite. There's a large amount of abrasives in these stones making them very fast and very true grit. The feedback amazing and it leave a kasumi like finish when used with a little more mud. Perfect for edge and polishing work, it leaves a good base for any natural stone finish.  

Detailed Spec

Brand: Tanaka Toishi 田中砥石工業所
Product Type: Whetstone
Grit: #3000
Producing Area: Kyoto/ Japan
Soaking Requirement: 10-15 min
Size: 220 x 80 x 27mm
Weight: 671g
Update: June 7, 2023