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Shobudani (Sogorouyama) mine entrance tenjyo strata suita with red and brown renge patterns that continues thru the stone and are displayed on the back. The "su' lines and  leaf patterns are not toxic. This stone will handle a wide range of steel. Mohs 4. Lifetime suita in size and cutting speed.

210 x 75 x 34mm thick. Very dense at 1279g.


Johana Bench stone information.

In 1993 I began to buy a hoard of tools, vintage kanna, handmade saws and saw files, and awasedo sharpening stones from a saw sharpening shop in the small mountain town of Johana in Toyama Prefecture. The owner had bought out a closed tool store nearby years before as a favor. His wife told us a while after that over that 2 year period, we essentially bought them an addition to their house.

#259 Shobudani Suita w/Renge BenchStone

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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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