Umegahata kiita tomae #262
This kiita, mounted on a wooden dai base is from one of the mines close into Kyoto in
the Umegahata valley, probably Okudo but it could be a Nakayama too, just void of the
black sparkly mineral seen in Nakayama kawa. A very hard kiita it will hone up a razor
with very little effort or time taken. The shape is a bit odd or awkward for razor so this
would be a tool stone perfect for finishing up chisels or any other fine hard steel in
knives of plane blades.
The ink stamps are seen on many vintage 1950s Nakayama stones, the read to the left:
JUN SHO SHIN HON ZAN (pure specially chosen, original mountain)
and to the right:
KAI KO KYU HIN (very best quality item) There is a No.2 stamp also on the end.
Nice and thick, there are inclusions, none are toxic, the stone is very solid and glued to
a wooden base.
The stone (toishi) has been lapped perfectly flat, the corners and edges beveled
unless otherwise noted. All of my stones come with a money back guarantee minus the