The Mizuyama stone is Korin’s original line of sharpening stones that gained popularity over the years for its quality. The stone was developed by a natural sharpening stone specialist, Mr. Sugai and his grand master, Mr. Mizuyama, over 5 years ago. The Mizuyama stones are high quality tools that are made for and used by professional sharpeners. These stones absorb water to create a nice slurry of mud that makes the sharpening process easier and faster. Mr. Sugai and his apprentice uses these stones everyday to sharpen and repair knives as well as teach customers proper sharpening methods.
Benefits of a #2000 Grit Stone
The 2,000 grit stone is still considered a medium stone. It is not as abrasive as the 1,000 or 1,200 grit stones, therefore it will take longer to sharpen.
We recommend the #2,000 grit stones for those who prefer to sharpen knives very often (everyday or every other day), because it doesn’t work off as much material as the lower grit stones.
Soak all Mizuyama medium stones for 15 minutes or more before use. Caution
Please do not soak finishing stones (#3000 and above). Soaking a finishing stone will result in the stone cracking and breaking.
Returning a stone into a box while still wet or damp will result in molding and decreasing quality.
For double sided stone, please only soak the medium stone side (#1000). Failure to do so will result in the stone splitting and or breaking.