USED Shobu Stone
This is a USED Natural Stone. Very, very hard, with an estimated coarseness of 8K-10K. Measures 8.25" x 2" x 1.75"
Most stones in this category come from the personal collection of a local Richmond gourmand; they have been gently loved and well-cared for with no damage or misuse prior to our acquisition.
Though we have thoroughly evaluated, inspected, cleaned and conditioned each stone, there will be obvious signs of use. The band of discoloration seen on many of these stones is a result of masking tape used for the previous owner's record keeping, and will be easily removed after the initial use. Some also have writing in permanent marker, denoting the mine/ material, but are not on the "face" of the stone.
*Sharpening on Japanese natural stones is not at all like sharpening on synthetics. Please do your research prior to purchasing, and make sure this is what you're into*
All used stones are considered final sale and are not eligible for return or exchange.