I left some natural skin on this sizable beauty! There is a chip on the underside, but that was just a small fragment that went flying during cutting because this stone is brittle in nature, similar to flint in its behavior. This is from the Easter batch. The hones in this batch are very clean (without noticeable impurities and no cracks). A great example of an Apache Strata.
Description: Apache Strata natural honing stone. This is a finishing stone that can be used with water alone–no slurry needed.
Surface preparation: Flat-lapped on DMT and grit powder. This should be nice and flat when you get it. I chamfered the edges somewhat. I advise that you inspect it closely to determine if you need to make any modifications such as sanding edges or lapping before you begin to hone. Though, I think I have it covered pretty good.
Grit: Estimated 10000 – 12000+
Size: approximately 6 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ at the widest x roughly 5/8″ thick
Weight: 1 lb 1 oz
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