Nakayama Maruichi Kamisori Asagi - Lv 5 With Maruichi Stamped Toishi Dai
*This stone is not sold, but it is on temporary reserve Thank you
Very special Maruichi Kamisori Nakayama.
Why? Because toishi was given care of custom carved toishi Dai to fit before Maruichi Stamped and The Dai is also stamped on the bottom and protected in Lacquer. I don't usually get too excited about stamps, but it is rare and valuable when the stamps are protected and will remain even after a lifetime of service and honing-- see last photo.
This is a very nice, smooth fine and consistent Maruichi Nakayama Kamisori/razor hone. Very thick stone. Beautiful Blue green color to it that I couldn't fully capture. Looks Even better in person. Perfect size to finish both straight edge and smiling edge razors and Kamisori. The white line is safe and non toxic, known as Namazu. Very common natural lines formed in Nakayama stone and are filled in with softer particles so they in no way harm the finish the hone imparts on the steel. There are 4 thin diagonal lines though they appear to be kesuji and look benign. I can not test them extensively while preserving the stamps.
A great Whetstone from Nakayama With stamps that last.
Length- 199.2 mm
Width- 50 mm
Thickness- 36.4 mm
Nakayama Maruichi Kamisori Asagi - Lv 5 With Maruichi Stamped Toishi Dai - 882 grams
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, AN
Prefinishing: ++, DN
finishing: ++++, DN