Nakayama Maruka Maruichi Asagi Nashiji Lv 5
Nice slab (over 1 inch thick) Nakayama Maruichi, perfect for finishing razors.
Very clean. No toxic lines or inclusions. Rare beautiful yellow Nashiji-Ji (pear skin) pattern with kan rings. Very smooth and consistent Asagi. The line that may look like a crack is not, it it is simply a non toxic line and in no way affects honing a razor. Cant even feel it. It is rare to find beautiful patterned stones that can sharpen all the way through finishing, as the patterns are usually scratchy or with grain inconsistent to the base stone. This one feels super smooth and my edge glided right over to finish a yasuki steel kamisori. HHT- 4 / HHT-5 results and very smooth shave.
This is an excellent rare and collectible Nakayama Maruichi Honzan. ..even if it's not a kiita.
Length- 142 mm
Width- 84 mm
Thickness- 25.8 mm
Range for Razors:
Legend: " + " = yes |" - " = no | " / " = yes for kamisori, but only with nagura for western straights. | " DN " = With Diamond Nagura , " AN " = with asano nagura
Sharpening: +, DN
Prefinishing: +++, DN
finishing: +++, DN
polishing: +++, DN