#2101 is a commercial size awasedo, meaning it will provide years of consistant use, for instance, in a professional shop providing a sharpening service, or a blacksmith who uses a formulated steel/iron mix from year to year that works well with this particular.
Iromono are colorful things. Awasedo stones with red-pink tones of any hue suggests a higher than usual iron content, and when a diamond nagura slurry is made, the black swarf is first black, but soon the iron content, as you would guess very turns to red/orange. With this oxidation turns to a dark vermilion. The cutting action is quick and the grit is very fine. The stone tests out at Mohs 3+, the slurry developes only with some extra effort.
233 x 82 x 55mm
2468gms = 5lb 7oz.
Excellent shape and confirmation (all corners and straight sides
The mulberry washi paper is japanese and the binder is marine spar varnish.
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