how durable are japanese stones

Joined Apr 13, 2015
I was using my new bester japanese stone 1200 on a homemade plank that ended up being to small for the container I was using it over - and I dropped the stone a few times onto the hard counter I was sharpening on. I am wondering how durable these things are? It didnt crack or break but, is it common that they do?
Joined Jul 13, 2012
A good reason to own a diamond flattening plate is to relieve all 12 edges on your stones.  Square edges are fragile and can transmit shock.
Joined Aug 4, 2016
Any Japanese Water stone will wear, as part of the stone becomes a slurry. I

 use a Triple with 2 Arkansas stones.  They last, but the Waterstones are a quicker (but expensive) sharpen. An Arkansas will tend to last FAR longer.

HARD stones will tend to be a bit brittle.   Keep that in mind.
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