Sorry for the delay in getting these new hones out–I have many other projects that keep me from cutting stones. This June 2nd batch is a darker variety, indicating metal removing power. I have found the really light Strata hones of the past have had less metal-removing power due to lack of iron content. This batch has iron content! There are a few microscopic fissures that are stable and do not affect a thing–your razor will NOT catch at all–I promise :). Pick one up if these are available. They tend to go fast.
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+ (naturals are difficult to gauge without testing, so I can only guess)
Size: approximately 5.75″ x 2 5/8″ at the widest x roughly 9/16″ thick
Weight: 15.9 oz.
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