Wakasa Tomo Nagura Japanese Natural Sharpening Stone ( hard and finest class tomo nagura)
43mmX36mmX35mm, #6000 to #10000 Grit
Wakasa mine is located on Fukui Prefecture; however, it is very close by the border of Kyoto where is the world famous Kyoto fine grit mines. There are over 30 of mines in Kyoto, but there are not too many razor quality hard and fine particles whetstones mines. Nakayama, Ozuku, and Shobu are a few of mines that have produced razor whetstones.
Wakasa is also known as fine finishing whetstone mine for razor sharpening.
It is also great sharpening for razor, high quality cooking knife, chisel, and Japanese plane.
This small Wakasa whetstone is for Tomo Nagura.
Tomo means the same kind of or sharing in Japanese.
Tomo Nagura means what the both base whetstone on the bottom side and the rubbing side of whetstone on the top side are the same kind of whetstones, and lapping each other to raise slurry. Some of Asagi or Aisa whetstones are hard, and it is sometimes hard to get slurry at the beginning of sharpening.
It raises slurry while the sharpening the blade as abrasive and protects the blade sharpening without slurry as buffer.
With sharpening not enough amount of slurry, the whetstone might make scratching on the blade.