No.510 Narutaki Tomae
Narutaki faint green asagi tomae #510
This oversize hand held stone can also be used in a stone holder but I tested it as a hand held stone. A level 4 to 4+ hardness it will soak up water and you slurry will dry out in a matter of minutes. It is a fast cutting and self slurrying stone that is easy to use and I was able to hone up a razor with very little effort and the resulting shave was close and comfortable.
There is a area of kawa skin on the back that has a lipstick red color that is found on the Narutaki stones. No cracks but one end is undercut as you can see in the photos, there is still a lot of meat left at this end and ingeneral at 27mm thick many years are built into this beauty.
The toishi has been lapped perfectly flat, the sides dressed and the corners and edges beveled unless otherwise noted.
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Particle size 9+++
Speed/Cutting 8+ to 9++ with slurry
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