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Image Item Name Price (AU$) Stock L x W x H (mm)
Okudo Suita 10 (My collection piece....)   AU 1
L 212 x W 82 x H 36

Okudo and Shinden Suita is definitely the king and queen of Suita. The fineness, cutting strength, ease of use cannot be surpassed by any other Suita stones.

My father is a collector of natural stones (and various tools) and has 40000, stones alone. So basically I can get anykind of stones. If you are after a genuine Okudo or Shinden Suita stone, I have a couple for sale. These mines were closed about 50 years ago. You should consider any Okudo or Shinden Suita stones sold cheap (under $500) are not genuine, unless they are very small or of bad quality. I have seen many fake ones which are actually from other mines, such as Oohira, Kouzaki, Yaginoshima. Suita stones look quite alike among the various mines so it is difficult (probably impossible) for a layman to tell them apart. You need to know the colour of the skin on the back, etc. Sometimes the stone wholesaler paint the colour to make the skin look like more expensive stones, so like I said it is basically impossible for a layman to discern fakes. So, when you buy expensive stones, make sure the seller accept returns when you don't like it. You'll never know whether the stone will suit you and your tools until you use them. In Japan, skilled users never buy expensive stones without trying them (except for when buying from someone they can trust.) I and my father always check the quality before selling, so I am pretty sure you'd be satisfied with the quality, but if you don't like them I accept returns for expensive stones.



Beautiful light cream colour, very wide (82mm!), long and thick Okudo. Part of my collection... The actual stone looks much better, the surface is as smooth as a baby's skin. Semi transparent milky kind of looks. Very hard to show thru photographs.

The lines do not affect the polishing (softer than the stone itself).

Both sides can be used. Lots of Renge included on this side, super duper fast cutting yet very fine.

Shown with my Shigefusa Gyuto. Good for fine polishing a knife if you like harder stones to polish your knives (I personally prefer med soft for knives.) Also highly suited for high speed precision polishing for tools, such as plane blades and slick chisels. Great for craftsmen who needs to polish the blade to a high level of sharpness in as short period of time as possible.

Very hard (9~9.5/10), yet very fast cutting, especially on the back side with renge (front side 2~2.5/3, back side 2.5~3/3), and very fine (9~9.5/10) and makes the steel icy instantly. No need for Atoma with tools (better, but not a must), but Atoma required with knives.

Recommended only for skilled J nat users and up. If you cannot stick a plane blade to a fairly hard stone (if the stone is soft, it is very easy), this stone would probably be too hard for your preference.

One of the best Okudo Suita I have.