Your straight razor will be honed using a natural progression that uses up to six different Nagura stones performed on this Ozuku Kiita. This Nagura progression starts with a Tsushima or Botan and is followed through with Tenjou, Mejiro, Koma and Tomo. Each Nagura stone will be used to make a slurry on the Ozuku Kiita. This slurry is then worked, thinned, diluted and repeated until the Honemeister feels it is time for the next Nagura stone slurry. Eventually finishing with a Tomo Nagura which is carefully selected by the Honemeister, depending on the qualities of the steel. This progression is time-consuming but leads to longer-lasting edges that are extremely sharp and totally smooth.
This rare and beautiful stone is yellow turning orange when wet. It originates from a transitional strata layer leading to a Suita strata layer which explains the stones patterning. This stone is very hard with the finest particle sizes. It is capable of delivering perfect edges both sharp and smooth.
Full Hollow Grinds, Half Hollow/Quarter Hollow/Wedge Grinds