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Whetstones (Toishi)
three grits of Ceramic Toishi

Ceramic Toishi
fine, medium and coarse Ceramic Toishi

Everyone from beginners to professional artists use ceramic stones. Ceramic stones come in three grits: shiageto (fine), chudo (medium), and arato (coarse). Use the shiageto stone regularly to keep tools in top condition and the chudo stone occasionally when the tool is quite dull. The arato stone is reserved for grinding out nicks.

When you are using ceramic stones, it is a good idea to use a Nagura Stone. These soft stones are rubbed on the wet ceramic stone, creating a paste that aids in sharpening the blade.

  Ship Weight Price Enter Quantity
S3210 Ceramic Toishi, Shiageto (ex. fine: 6000 grit)
2.5" x 7.25"
1.0 $49.95

Ceramic Toishi, Chudo (medium: 1000 grit)
2" x 6"
1.0 $22.50

S3212 Ceramic Toishi, Arato (coarse: 240 grit)
2" x 8.25"
1.2 $30.80

*Currently out of stock. More should arrive in May/June, 2018. If you order one of these stones, it will be placed on backorder and shipped as soon as possible. You will not be charged until we ship the stone and there is no additional shipping charged on backorders shipped within the U.S. Thank you for your patience.

two grits of Molded Ceramic Toishi

Molded Ceramic Toishi
fine and medium Molded Ceramic Toishi

Molded Ceramic Toishi feature conveniently formed grooves and ridges to aid in sharpening u- and v-gouges. The back can be used as a flat stone for knives and chisels so long as the molded side is well supported.

  Ship Weight Price Enter Quantity
S3421 Molded Ceramic Toishi, Shiageto (fine: 2000 grit)
2.25" x 6"
1.0 $67.25

S3422 Molded Ceramic Toishi, Chudo (medium: 1000 grit)
2.25" x 6"
1.4 $56.00