Narutaki double Iro Tomae Kan Karasu Lv 5 ~Private Reserve
The ultimate razor hone.
One of my all time favorites.
Lunar eclipse of the rising sun front and center. This spectacular chimerical toishi even has Karasu layers joining in 5mm, continuing down to the backside, with consistent coloring of the layers straight through. This is an exceptionally rare and collectible hone that will only become rarer and more valuable as you use it. It will take some time though to get down to the karasu from the top, as it is a hard hone with a many years of hones in it. With razors it would take more than one lifetime to consume this outstanding hone.
For this listing I freshly lapped this prized toishi and honed an MK C.V. Heilstrand "Prince" across this celestial landscape looking for foxes. (Le Petite Prince) The shaves I get off this stone are simply superlative, it can impart some of the straightest keenest edges I've shaved from. I will try to upload some bevel pics from a microscope if I even have time before this toishi moves on to it's next custodian.
Length- 209.5 mm
Width- 75.5 mm (at narrow end - 70.3 mm)
Thickness- 20.8 mm
Mass: 750 g
Range for Razors:
Legend: " + " = yes |" - " = no | " / " = yes for kamisori, but only with nagura for western straights. | " DN " = With Diamond Nagura , " AN " = with asano nagura
Prefinishing: ++, DN
finishing: ++++, DN
polishing: ++++, DN