#1199 Nakayama suita renge
A truly unique and remarkable stone, not only beautiful but according
to my tests it is one of the fastest cutting stones I have ever had.
Rated at 5+ on my hardness scale this 5+ reading allows the
stone to provide an endless supply of ready grit, and when
used under running water the stone will produce a mirror like
polish on even the hardest steels.
The plasma like pattern has shades of purple, yellow, orange,
red, light blue along with tiny dots of renge and nashiji. There is
one chipped corner and it revels strong pockets of renge that
can also be seen on the sides and ends of the stone.
This one of the Air Raid Shelter stones and it does have
hand saw sides & ends and hand crafted back.
This stone is the shape and size of a razor hone although it could
be used for sharpening anything.
All of the stones in the Air Raid Shelter were from the same era
but I suggest several different mines. Each stone is totally unique
to the other and are not like any processed stones that I have
found in the past 39 years that I have been buying natural
stones from Kyoto. These stones were cut and finished, judging
from the hand cut saw sides, before 1920 and most likely in the
Meiji Era from 1850s to the early 20th century. The colors, shapes
and granular patterns of the hoard are much more organic then the
20th century stones that most of use are familiar with. I have found
and you will feel by testing this stone that the sharpening qualities
are not like the plain monolithic generally colorless stones that are
on the market in this first quarter of the 21st century. These stone
have all been superior in both cutting speed and fineness to the
modern processes stones and the hardness factor is a notch below
the current flood of stones too. These stones are very much
User Friendly as my clients are reporting back to me.
The stone (toishi) has been lapped perfectly flat and the corners and
edges beveled unless otherwise noted. 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.