Nakayama iromono tomae #283

A HUGE 1 1/2 inch THICK medium hard level 4+ hone with a variety of pastel
coloration dominated by rouge and pale yellows. Super smooth it can be
used for razors, chisels or plane blades as a finishing stone. This is one of
the easiest stones I have ever used, with a slurry made with a worn out
Atoma #600 diamond plate I was astonished at how quickly black iron filings
were coming from my razors edge and the razor went from bevel set on
1,000 King to shave ready within 2 minutes. Very satisfying.

I shave test all of my razor hones, this one easily passed HHT4 to 5 results
and the shave was better than excellent, close and comfortable. The back as
a partial kawa skin with sparkly black specks that only the Nakayama stone
possess and it is known that as the Nakayama mine was being shut down
that a quantity of these pastel stones were harvested in larger sizes and
dispersed among a group of stones wholesalers in Kyoto. The light yellow
lines are inclusions filled in by ancient water soluble minerals and are solid
and not toxic.

The toishi has been lapped perfectly flat, the sides dressed and the corners
and edges beveled unless otherwise noted.  All of my stones come with a
money back guarantee minus the shipping which will be in a medium Flat
Rate Priority Box.
Grit Fineness
Size 140-95-38
Price     $1650
All stones are sold with
a money back guarantee
minus return shipping.