Material: Synthetic stone
Dimensions: 8 1/8" x 3" x 1" ht
This whetstone comes mounted on a wooden holder and with a nagura (buffer stone)
Use this fine grit stone after sharpening with a coarse and medium grit to remove any scratches on the surface or to simply realign a slightly dull edge for a razor sharp finish. Using a fine grit stone to polish your edge can actually help to make carbon steel knives more rust proof. This whetstone has been baked and is porous so had better to be soaked in water until the bubbles stop surfacing, but you can use it by splashing the water. You will feel the difference when its soaked or splashed.