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Okudono Suita Koppa #1 "The Tombstone"

  • Due to the shape, we loving call this koppa the "tombstone," because, looks like a tombstone. There's a range of dark yellow to tan hues with a bit of pink haze and red streaks. On the surface, there are a few, very small pock marks and a bit of renge. There is a little more give to the surface than the other okudono suita koppa we have right now and leaves a more even and consistent finish. It's fast-cutting compared to the others as well. It's a fine grit stone in the 6000 range and leaves a very bright hagane.

    Natural stones from this region are rich in silica, which acts as a main abrasive. The potential finish can improve with extended sharpening, with results depending on the stone hardness, the pressure you use during sharpening, water, etc. 

    This stone should be used like a splash and go stone... add just enough water to lubricate the surface, but not too much.  The goal is to develop mud, so keeping the surface very wet is prohibitive to mud development.

    • Grit Level: Fine
    • Length: 188mm
    • Height: 23mm
    • Width: 77mm
    • Weight: 637g

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