gray Shobudani tomae #385
A fairly hard deep gray stone that is excellent for razors, sits high
at 20mm so it can be used in a stone holder or as a longer held
stone. Level 5+ hardness it takes over an hour to absorb water
and will not self slurry when used. Itl will be shipped with a tested
tomonagura for slurry making. I have used this stone and it is an
excellent hone but it should be noted that there is one area of bias
alternate direction layering that appears in the center about 6cm
from one end or 3cm from the center. Bias layers like this can flake
at times providing super size particles but they can also me monitored
and managed. Not a deal breaker for this stone and the
price reflects this small area on the top surface.
Shave tested, this is an grade A razor hone.
The toishi has been lapped perfectly flat, the sides dressed
and the corners and edges beveled unless otherwise noted.
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minus the return shipping.