whetstone

Polishing and sharpening stone (Bedamuni: hai tebeesu). A whetstone, to polish and/or sharpen stone adzes (hai). Normally, the Bedamuni import stone adzes from elsewhere and only sharpen them now and then. The surface of the stone has been smeared with a kind of tree oil to make the polishing go more smoothly. This stone was bought from Atèba.

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