Our stone hunter in Japan found some old stock Uchigomori through a sword polisher friend. It was a very large stone and he was able to choose the areas to cut it down into several stones. This one is the cream of the crop and is sword polishing grade with lots of purplish red renge. The stones are extremely pure with no inclusions or toxic areas.
So pure that they can be used on both sides if desired. After they were cut I flattened one side and polished the surface. The other side is left unpolished.
When testing the stone on a Kanna made from Togo Reigo with Kamaji cladding, after 2 passes there is heavy black with a very smooth slurry. The polish is very even and consistent with strong contrast, leaving visible grain pattern in the soft Kamaji. It's a polisherís dream. They both cut very fast and are excellent for kitchen knife polishing.
Uchigomori of this quality and size is becoming extremely rare and actually, the person Who cut the stones was very reluctant to give to let them go! This stone is about 3 inches thick 3 wide 8 long or 21 x 7.5 x 4cm . Selected by Konosuke Sakai, Japan.
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