#1504 Okudo Green Tomae Asagi.
Pure to the bone this is one of a couple of dozen of the best Hoard stones I have had the pleasure to own and use. The suminogashi (floating ink on water) pattern is highly refined and handsome. The strong cutting powers of the stone and the suminogashi make for an endearing presentation. This is truly is a commercial size stone, left over from an earlier day and now only seen in museums like the Takenoka Tool Museum in Kobe and the Feather Razor Museum in Seki, Gifu Prefecture. One hundred years ago in Japan, a blacksmtih would have owned this stone, depending upon it for a lifetime of proving his blades abilities.
Perfect or shiage fininal finishing kanna blades and paring chisels or any blade demanding the ultra edge, it will also enhance bi-metal blades with contrasting polishes.
This stone also has the ability to etch carbon steel with a slurry pattern as seen in the photos. I find these stones that can etch as 1 in 50to75 that I test.
There are no inclusions or flaws of any kind, The sides and back have been coated in clear lacquer. Will come with a tested giant tomonagura.
Size 211x80x46mm thick
Weight 1853gm or 4lb 11oz.
Cutting speed 5 w/clear water, 5++ with slurry
Fineness 5+ to 5++
#1504 Huge Suminagashi Narutaki Hoard
I offer a full 30 day money back guarantee minus the return shipping for all of my stones. These larger stones are shipped by USPS in the USA and by FedEx for international
Free shipping in the USA
Shared 50/50 for international
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