Ozaki gray tomae #230

A serious large Ozaki asagi with classic banding. This is a professional size stone,
mined in the 1910s-20s or earlier, the mine closed up shortly afterwards. A stone so
fine you can shave from it (I have test shaved off this stone with total comfort and
closeness), or hone your tool edges to razor sharp. You can see how very
homogenous this stone is from the front to the chiseled back, this Ozaki has
advanced sharpening qualities of speed coupled with fineness. It can be used with
just clear water for a final polishing stone or with a slurry the cutting speed doubles.

The sides have been finished smooth, the back sits flat on a bench and the topside
has been polished. All of my stones come fully lapped with beveled edges unless
otherwise noted.

This stone will come with a tested tomonagura slurry stone at no extra cost.
Hardness
5+
 
Grit Fineness
5+
 
Speed/cutting
4+
5++
Size 208-80-40
mm
 
Price  $575
  with
Slurry