#4 Kiita Bench stone
This large and very yellow kiita stone came from the air raid shelter hoard.
The stone screams Nakayama color and complexion but with no kawa skin
for some added assurance I will have to defer to a higher authority.
A super dense stone, very pure with perfect confirmation I have tested this
stone with a vintage Henckels straight razor and a Japanese kanna blade
and found that the stone has a hardness rating of 5++ so it will not self slurry
but when used with a diamond plate generated slurry the cutting powers
are almost off the charts.
Like the other kiita from this group It has hand sawn sides and
ends and on this one the back. A hard kiita but with very fast cutting
powers it will hone a chisel or plane blade to razor sharp. With this stone
and all of the other kiita I have test honed them on a vintage 1960s Henckels
straight razor to a shave ready state,taking but a few minutes I then have
test shaved with it. The results were barber like smooth and close.
The stone (toishi) has been lapped perfectly flat and the corners and edges
beveled and lacquered with Deft Semi-Gloss Brushing Lacquer. All of my stones
come with a tested and appropriately sized tomonaguara slurry stone, and a
money back guarantee minus the return shipping.
|All stones are sold with a
money back guarantee
minus the return shipping.