This particular hone has a slight angle on one of the ends; rather than grind it flat, I left it in to give the hone some character. There is a small patch of natural skin from the original rock on that angled end.
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 5″ x 2.5″ at the widest x roughly 5/8″ thick
Weight: 13.2 oz
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