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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.

Broken ceramic toishi are available on the Sale page.

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

S3211 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

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.

Broken molded ceramic toishi are available on the Sale page.

  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