At home recuperating from some injuries... and a nice pkg showed up. Recently - I decided to sell my travel touch up hone, which was a nice Verte Coticule. Not for any real reason, the Verte was a good stone. Mostly - on my last trip, I decided I wanted a bigger surface to work on, and since I'm leaning more toward Jnats these days I felt that was the way to go. My goal is to create a form-fitted box with some nagura in it so I'll have a full set to work with should I want to do that. On my last trip I picked up 6 straights at an antique mall so it's not beyond me to want to hone while on vacaton; honing an edge is a nice way to minimize the stress from driving. Anyway - It's an Ozuku, and I just finished lapping it. How hard is it? Well, that water has been sitting there for a good long time now. I think it's a pretty hard stone... I lapped it on a 180x Nambutama, then an 800x Chosera, followed by a 2k Chosera then a BBW. It stuck to the BBW pretty good, I think this is the flattest stone I have now.