Japanese Natural Whetstone *Rare* Odori -to 532g from Gifu Pref. Japan F/S

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Japanese Natural Whetstone *Rare* Odori -to 532g from Gifu Pref. Japan Free Shipping

Odori is produced in Gifu Prefecture. Originally, porcelain materials were mined at this site, but full-scale mining seems to have started when suitable stones for sharpening stones were mined.
Odori is similar in appearence to Mikawa. It has the abrasiveness of a Mikawa Ban and is often coarser, but the grit size of the one listed here is around #3000. Gray slurry comes out quickly and its sharpening feeling is comfortable. Good link from #1000, as continuing sharpening, the particles become finer and even small scratches made by #1000 can be removed cleanly!
As an aside, it is said that a small number of Odori were also mined with finer grit than Mikawa's Koma.
The owner of the hardware shop, Yamamoto-san, was involved in the production of Odori from mining to shaping, but he has already stopped mining now.
We were given them by a collector who bought them from  Yamamoto-san.


-Grit size:  3000 approx.

-Dimension & Weight

 46mm x 145mm x36mm / 532g

-Hardness: 3.0+ Medium Soft 
- Excellent stone for razors, knives, woodowrking tools
- Also good to use as Tomo Nagura for eliminating the clogging of whetstone, creating slurry will definitely speed up the sharpening process.  
Please check the pictures and don't hesitate to ask any questions about the item ! 
Thank you.
 

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