Japanese water stones are great to keep tool edges sharp -- woodworkers of all skill levels are turning to them. This is because waterstones cut more aggressively, and a sharp edge can be achieved much faster.
Waterstones also polish as they hone, allowing a mirror finish without the need for stopping or polishing compounds.
Only water is needed to lubricate the cutting edge.
- 1000 grit on one side and 6000 ultra fine on the other
- Measures roughly: 2 1/8" wide x 8 1/8" long x 7/8" thick
- Made in Japan