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Image Item Name Price (AU$) Stock L x W x H (mm)
Yaginoshima Suita 6


AU 1 144 x 88 x 22


Hardness: 8
Fineness: 8
Cutting Strength: 2

NOTE: Very even in texture, smooth. Good for polishing knives, gouges, yarri-ganna (ie round beveled tools) for experienced sharpeners, and also good for entrant natural stone users. Can be used like synthetic stone = very easy to use. Use light pressure, or raise slurry with Atoma (diamond sharpener) to get the hazy finish.

Yaginoshima is located east of Oohira, North of Kouzaki, this mine has been under the control of Akechi Mitsuhide who has overthroaned the famous first ruler of entire Japan Oda Nobunaga. The stones were supplied to various woodworkers and sword polishers within his district. Suita from Yaginoshima is the most famous (along with various Namito), and it has a strong cutting strength with smooth texture. This mine has been closed long time ago.