#B11 Nakayama kiita
This medium dull yellow color kiita from a long closed up mine came
from the Air Raid Shelter Hoard. This kiita has a very pleasing yellow
color along with faint graphic patterns running the length of the stone
that reminds me of a river. A pattern plainly seen either wet or dry
it does not affect the sharpening qualities in any way.
I am not here to dispel the importance of super hard level 5+++ stones
for razors, but until you have tried these medium hard stones like this
kiita I assure you that a whole spectrum of sharpening media has eluded
your pleasures. A very evenly grained stone, there is a patch of classic
of natural skin kawa tucked under one of the corners. There are no
inclusions in this stone.
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.
I would recommend that any and all of the Air Raid Shelter stones
be sealed on the sides and the ends and the backs could be an option
if any vulnerable cracks or inclusions appear. I will be willing to do this
for you is you wish.
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.