168mm long, 80mm wide, 46mm thick, 1250 grams
Nice thick bench stone that sits well above the work surface, cut flat on bottom. Hard but self-slurrying, with a fast cutting hazy mirror finish grit that leaves a nice kasumi finish, which leaves a nice distinction between hagane and jigane. There are a few shallow surface cracks which look like a cross grain but do not affect sharpening. There are a few tight cracks that show up wet and might be an issue later in it's life. Price adjusted for these issues, and if without them, would be a much more expensive stone.