Nakayama gray blush tomae #19
This stone is about as fine as they come and will polish any steel to razor sharp. Level 5+
hardness with just clear water the cutting requires some skill but with a few strokes you
begin to see black swarf floating in clear water. With a nagura or a slurry raised with a
diamond plate the steel just rolls off the blade be it a razor, knife or tool. Marked on the
top at the right is JUN SHO SHIN HONYAMA (pure specially chosen original mountain)
and in the middle left what is left of a stamp that read SAIKOKYUHIN (very best quality
item). And on one end an inventory #15.
The back of the stone has a full kawa skin with shades of umber and burnt umber along
with a sparkling thick black crystal mineral. The few lines on the top of the stone are
namazu or mineral filled that is not toxic in any way to blades.
The stone (toishi) has been lapped perfectly flat and the corners and edges beveled
unless otherwise noted. All of my stones come with a money back guarantee minus the
return shipping. This stone will be shipped with a tested tomonagura slurry stone.
|All stones are sold with a
money back guarantee
minus the return shipping.