Beautiful Uchigumori with Purple Sumanigashi and Pink momiji - Sword Grade ~Private Reserve
This is simply astounding. A very special piece of Uchigumori from Ohira mine were it is harvested from the Tenjyou strata.
This will make the most amazing razor hone, and will need to be lapped. Should be lapped from both sides as one side has a very rare purple suminagashi (marbled) coloration and the other has beautiful pink momiji (maple leaf) pattern. Lap both sides and you don't have to choose which one you will see when you hone, rather you get to. each time. The most beautiful piece of uchigumori. Haven't decided if I want to sell it.
Last picture shows the Momiji pattern extends most all the way through. Very cool.
DO NOT buy this to break up and make finger stones. Please. That would be a waste of a very special piece of sword grade Uchigumori. This is for razors.
Length- 135.5 mm
Width- 88.1 mm
Thickness- 21.1 mm (probably around 17mm when flattened from both sides or 19.5 if flatened from momiji side only)
Mass: 418g (almost a pound)
Range for Razors:
Legend: " + " = yes |" - " = no | " / " = yes for kamisori, but only with nagura for western straights. | " DN " = With Diamond Nagura , " AN " = with asano nagura
Sharpening- +++, DN
Prefinishing- +++, DN