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Nakayama Nenrin Hada Asagi

Nakayama Nenrin Hada Asagi

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Size (mm) / Weight

207x77x25 / 982g


Hardness / Fineness: 5- / 5

This stone is hard and extremely fine, capable of finishing razors with ease. While it is quite firm, it has better than average feedback for stones this refined. It can also be used on carpentry tools and knives. It will leave a bright silver and detailed polish on san mai. This is a very capable finishing stones in all regards.

Aesthetics & Other Notes

This stone displays a pale yellow / straw color base. There is prominent nenrin hada, tree-skin, patterning. This pattern is similar to Kan characteristic but reserved for stones in which the "tree ring is complete." There a is a slim, even layer of kawa across the back of the stone. 

The stone comes with a hand-chiseled toasted oak dai. 

Nakayama (中山)

This Eastern mine is famous for its finishing stones, awasedo. Stone with kiita coloring from multiple strata are particularly prized by carpenters and sharpeners alike. Compared to stones of similar hardness and fineness from other mines, Nakayama stones are known for having a more pleasant sharpening feeling. All authetntic stones bearing the famous Maruka stamp are from Nakayama.

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