I am looking at buying a bester 1200 and a rika 5000. I hear these are two good stones to start out with. My question is, how do i know what these stones are made out of? The websites that sell them dont seem to mention this ..
For example, natural or synthetic. Is the abrasion material novaculite, silicon carbide or aluminium oxide? Which of these is better? None of the sites that sell these stones seem to mention these details.
I'm wondering if Novaculite is safe for consumer use in my home?
Does anyone know of any stones that are american made?