Narutaki kiita #30
This deep dull yellow kiita with a nashiji pear skin pattern will produce a creamy yellow slurry
that has enormous cutting powers that will take a razor from bevel set to shave ready in the
minimum number of strokes and time. From The Narutaki mine which has been closed for
over 50 years the stone has a full display of Narutaki kawa skin on the back and partials
on two sides. There is one lamination crack on one side that I have filled in with CA so it is now
stable. I suggest that the sides be sealed if the stone is up for heavy use.
Originally the paper label in the photos was glued on to the stone, this label comes with the
stone and it reads from the top down:
NARUTAKI KOZAN SANSHUTSU (Narutaki mine produced) and HINSHITSU YURYO (very
good quality), SHO HONYAMA AWASEDO KYOTO TOKUSAN (true original mountain
sharpening stone Kyoto exclusive product), IMANISHI Co.
The stone also had 2 ink stamps that read from the left down:
SAHKOKYUHIN (very best quality).
and to the right reading down;
SHIN SHO HON YAMA AWASE TOISHI (chosen specially original mountain sharpening stone).
As you can see I have already lapped the stone flat, through all of the oxidation and grime and
dirt to uncover a tremendously useful and fine kiita stone.
This stone will be shipped with a tested and compatible tomonagura.
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
|All stones are sold with a
money back guarantee
minus the return shipping.