fine, medium and coarse Ceramic Toishi
Everyone from beginners to professional artists use ceramic stones. Ceramic stones come in three grits: shiageto (fine), chudo (medium), and arato (coarse). Use the shiageto stone regularly to keep tools in top condition and the chudo stone occasionally when the tool is quite dull. The arato stone is reserved for grinding out nicks.
When you are using ceramic stones, it is a good idea to use a Nagura Stone. These soft stones are rubbed on the wet ceramic stone, creating a paste that aids in sharpening the blade.
Molded Ceramic Toishi
fine and medium Molded Ceramic Toishi
Molded Ceramic Toishi feature conveniently formed grooves and ridges to aid in sharpening u- and v-gouges. The back can be used as a flat stone for knives and chisels so long as the molded side is well supported.