Wet the Kitayama stone with water and use.
- 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.
- Wash the knife blade after using the stone to prevent reaction with the magnesium in the Kitayama stone.