#25 Ozaki knife Hachimai Tomae
Designated as a knife stone it could also be used for
tools. A slightly softer suita that is full of black goma or
sesame seed patterns against a buff when dry, to yellow
when wet background. This is not a kiits stone but
instead an iromono suita.
Really easy to use it will sharpen most steels but will
excel with old fashion carbon steel like the cleaver in
photos. It will sharpen blue steel like the knife seen
at the right but the cutting is slower.
The stone is glued to the painted black wooden
base. From the one side you can see that two
of the back corners are undercut, and one corner
The stone (toishi) has been lapped 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.