Size (mm) / Weight
208x68x26 / 783g
Hardness / Fineness: 4- / 3
This stone is most similar in performance to an Aizu. Slightly softer, coarser, and faster, this stone is a great alternative to Aizu. It can burnish to a finer finish or easily erase synthetic scratches paving the way for a soft Kyoto finisher. For sharpening these will leave aggressive edges for kitchen use. Could be used to transition from bevel setting towards bevel refinement for tools and razors. Underrated stones in my opinion.
Aesthetics & Other Notes
This stone is a very pale and creamy blue with whispy grey marbling throughout.
This stone is not sealed.
Kasabori were mined outside Sanjo, Niigata. These stones come from the same general area and ore as Ikarashi, but come from a specific mine.