- Feb 6, 2015
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tfw a 1.6kg suita is your smaller stone
gah! you're the one who bought it. I went to go check it out the next day after seeing it the night before, and it had disappeared. Usually their stuff doesn't sell and they relist auctions, glad to see it's in good hands.My first natural stone. I read somewere that the first stone should be an aoto. I bought this one off ebay from Ikkyu Japan. It seemed like a good deal for a stone just over 2 kg. It absorbs a little bit of water but it is quite hard and fine. Advertised as grit 5000-6000 and it is cutting very slow, more of a polisher. As it's a nice stone my wife agrees it stays in the kitchen for quick touch-ups.
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Anyone have an idea which mine this Jnat is from? No stamps and described as Namazu, renge suita. The coloration, distribution of purple renge looks a lot like these old mine stones from Umajiyama
View attachment 122610Detailed SpecBrand: Tanaka Toishi 田中砥石工業所 Product Type: Natural Stone Producing Area: Kyoto/ Japan Layer: Suita Color: Renge Soaking Requirement: Not required Size: 202 x 73 x 34mm Weight: 1190g Update: December 6, 2020hitohira-japan.com
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I have not used it yet - still waiting for the lacquer to dry...May I ask you how is it? How quick and what edge it gives, how's the polish?
I could buy one and didn't pull the trigger... I've Wakasa Asagi and it's nice...
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Picked up this Aizu from BST, supposedly a vintage stone and performs like it, surpassing my expectations. Just as good at deburring as my Ikarashi but noticeably finer. Has that great Aizu/Ikarashi smell, like a flower growing next to the ocean.
Nice ! Where are those finger stones from ? Looking to grab some at some point...My first Jnat came in, a Hideriyama from JNI along with some fingerstones. My Hinoura santoku had pretty much lost its kasumi and its been thinned a few times over the years. This was my first attempt at a restoration. Not too bad considering it was my first go, still some low spots that didn't really get polished out but overall I'm very happy.
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Nice ! Where are those finger stones from ? Looking to grab some at some point...