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Very few stones will hone all types and brands of steel when it comes to knives, chisels, and straight razors, this tomae comes as close as any that I have tested over the years. Its simple gray tones, with lighter puffs of bias laying grit, have honed to razor-shave sharpness all of the razors in the final photo to equal sharpness. Several knives with their more obtuse angles also all became nearly razor sharp.

The Shobudani will come with a large size tested tomonagura slurry stone and a money-back guarantee including the refund of any shipping incurred if within the USA. 


#1218 Shobudani gray tomae

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  • All of my stones are sold with a money-back guarantee minus the return shipping if within 30 days of the sale and returned in their original state. Please do not lacquer the stone if you have any intention of returning it.

    I encourage sealing the sides of all sedimentary stones, especially if there a inclusions, cracks, or fissures and or if the stone is used in an active workshop where the stone is constantly wet. For casual use, sealing, especially all four sides, and preferably the back with one of either a marine type of spar varnish, a synthetic lacquer, urushi, or a cashew-derived lacquer is prudent.

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