I have an Arashiyama 1000 grit stone that I'm honestly not that happy with... hence why I have donated it as a work stone.
We usually soak it every couple weeks as everyone takes turns putting edges back on there knives.
After soaking for the night, I will leave it out of the box overnight to dry...
Well.....It started to crack, and now has many small crack throughout the stone. Whats up with this?
Also, this stone doesn't build up a mud well at all (my 4000 grit seems to cut better), and isn't very smooth feeling.
Is this a stone that can stay in water always?