Ohira Tomae Medium Quality Stone
Ohira Tomae Medium Quality Stone
Ohira Tomae Medium Quality Stone

Ohira Tomae Medium Quality Stone

Item #: OhiraTomaeMedium

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(5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $225.00
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This stone is a Ohira Tomae Natural Japanese Sharpening Stone. Ohira is the name of the mine that the stone came from. This stone has a greenish grey hue and is very fine grit. The stone cuts fast and it doesn't glaze as much as synthetic stones. This stone weighs 3 pounds and measures 8 x 3 x 1 inches. Mr. Imanishi categorizes his stones high quality, medium quality and low quality. This one is a medium quality Ohira. It should give a polish finish to an edge in the 7-10,000 grit range if you were comparing to a synthetic stone.

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5  Product Review, April 26, 2012
Posted By: Aaron - verified customer

Really nice medium grit stone. Leaves a nice toothy edge and cuts at a decent speed for a natural. Would say it's about 6k but as usual, if you just use the knife weight and have good mud, that number will go up. And the usual great service from Mark.

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5  Product Review, April 11, 2012
Posted By: Ozgur - verified customer

This is my first ever natural stone and it is the most responsive stone I have ever used. It grabs the blade road like a shark. It is very good on double bevel western style knives, especially carbon steel ones. I tried it on Misono Carbon and UX10 gyutos, and I have achieved the best edge I have ever had with these two knives. It creates an aggessive edge, but refined at the same time. Keep in mind it is a natural stone and you have to adjust your sharpening to it, find sweet spots, etc. It did not work well with yanagi, though. It has minor hard spots and also it creates a drag on the yanagi, nagura helped but I would go with a finer grit and more uniform natural stone for yanagi. I used a synthetic aoto stone before moving to this one. This combination worked well.

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5  Product Review, March 16, 2011
Posted By: Matt - verified customer

Definate Improvement over my 6000 grit synthetic stone. and it leaves just enough bite for a tomato. Doesn't cost a new mortgage either !!!

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