In Ryky’s initial review, he commented the LD-601 was “snappier, denser, and more aggressive” than the Rika 5K. Since seeing Ryky’s comments, Suehiro has retested and revised the original 6K grit rating to 4K grit. The LD-601’s formula has not changed, thus keeping everything Ryky loves about this whetstone; only now, it is rated at 4K grit.
Made in Japan
- Origin: Niigata, Japan
- Grit No.: #4000 WA
- Type: Splash & Go
- Dimension: 206×73×23mm (8.1 x 2.9 x 0.9")
- Weight: 1,050g (37.03oz)
- Includes a Nagura for adjusting
- Includes a rubber stand
How to use:
Do not soak this whetstone. Simply apply water on the surface when ready to use. Rinse and wipe dry with a hand towel when done, and allow air dry at room temp. Do not leave in water.
How to clean:
If the stone’s performance is slowing down, or seems to be diminishing, you can clean using a rust eraser, nagura stone, dressing stone, or a flattening plate. Be sure to clean the entire surface of the whetstone when using any of these methods to ensure even wear of the whetstone’s surface.