Nakayama gray tomae #34
A very hard tomae that has a faint kan wood grain pattern that reminds me of a Hokusai
woodblock print of a breaking ocean wave. There is the faint remains of a faded Hon
Yama ink stamp on one end and an inventory number 24 or 25 at the other that can be
seen in the photos when a touch of water is added. This stone can be used with a whole
host of nagura stones if you wish including a worn out diamond plate. With just clear
water it will polish a straight razor while producing black swarf in clear water. For tools a
hard stone like this requires a light touch and dedication but the results can be the
sharpness of a razor.
The back of the stone has a portion kawa skin with shades of umber and burnt umber
along with a sparkling thick black crystal mineral. The few lines on the top of the stone
are namazu or mineral filled that is not toxic in any way to blades.
The stone (toishi) has been lapped perfectly flat and the corners and edges beveled
unless otherwise noted. All of my stones come with a money back guarantee minus the
return shipping. This stone will be shipped with a tested tomonagura slurry stone.
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