Our lapping plates (called kanaban in Japanese) are engineered to our specifications in Sydney. They utilise a mild steel to keep them affordable, and can be used with abrasive powders, films and slurries to lap the backs of high carbon steel tools (ie: Japanese tools) flat.
Our preferred method is to scrub a #1000 waterstone across the top of the plate to leave a slurry, and use that slurry to lap away. Shapton's fine
powders also do an excellent job, but we only use the fine grit when preparing new blades.Dimensions
210 x 75 x 16mmThis plate is highly susceptible to rust. It will ship to you with a light coating of oil wrapped in rust deterring paper. We recommend that it is washed before first use, and dried after use and returned to its original paper.