Brand: Morihei 森平
Producing Area: Kyoto - Japan
Strata: Tenjyou(?) Suita
Appearance: Some Asagi qualities dusted with some oranges, but a good amount of subtle renge speckled throughout
Size: 205mm x 77mm x 39mm
Grit Range: 4000-7000
Hardness Level: 4.5
Scratch Depth: 2
Wear Rate: 1.5
Self Slurry: 2
Ease of Use: 3.5
Recommended Usage: Pre or final polish; hazy to polished Kasumi; keen edges.
Notes: A banging value, this is fast, easy to use, has great feedback, and gives great results. It's one of those stones that feels hard, but in use it feels softer. Forcing slurry really makes things velvety, and you can ride it for a long time. Use the slurry to finish with a hazy Kasumi, or dilute for higher polish. It's fast, so good as a pre polisher for saving time. It's a versatile stone that is easy to use, and would make an awesome addition to any collection.
Umaji Yama is a lesser known Western mine in Kyoto, in very close proximity to Ohira and Mizukihara mines, and thus produces stones of near to equivalent quality for much less vs. its more famous neighbors.
Disclaimer: Given the natural aspect of these stones, all subjective qualities are our estimates and may vary slightly from your exact expectations and assessment. The images shown and characteristics described may be from a previous example. If purchased, yours may differ slightly in appearance and qualities. Dimensions, weight, and stamps may be different from listed if it has been tested.