This is a nice quality finishing stone. Great as a final stone for kitchen knives. Grit range is aproximately 8K. The stone is hard and cuts well. Tends to leave a finer finish the longer you work with it. Excellent introduction for those of you that want to try a Japanese natural stone. This was a full sized stone that unfortunately broke in shipping so this is a big discount but fully functional especial for razor sharpeners.
Nice finishing stone for those who are looking for a nice bit left over. Finish I would say about 10k-13k. A nagura should be used as this is a hard stone and will help build the mud,but once you get the mud going it gets a good bit of it. Over all good stone. And the normal great service from Mark.