Great response/post Schanop. Amazing pictures. I think the first one is from Antbanks' kitchen.
I think it ends up who forge it, because of heat treatment.
Similar with me, and one of my first 2 or 3 stones. I still keep it because, well, it's a good stone and maybe a bit of nostalgia. (Mine might also
Here's another pic of alloy banding on Kikuichimonji, probably a white.
It's nice to see somebody besides Kramer getting some good press :- )