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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

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 pre-formed grooves for sharpening u-gouges. The separate slipstone (at the top) has both a narrow and a broad edge used to remove the burr that forms on the inside of v- and u-gouges as the bevel side of the tool is being sharpened. (Do not try to sharpen the inside face of your tool on the slipstone; this will create a second bevel, effectively dulling the tool so it will no longer carve well.) The back of the stone can be used as a flat stone for any tool shape.

  Ship Weight Price Enter Quantity
S3421 Molded Ceramic Toishi, Shiageto (fine: 4000 grit)
2.5" x 4.25" (6.5 x 10.8 cm)
1.0 $39.75

S3422 Molded Ceramic Toishi, Chudo (medium: 1000 grit)
2.5" x 4.25" (6.5 x 10.8 cm)
1.4 $31.35