#551 Hard Nakayama tomae
This hard gray/blue asagi tomae has a cloudy pattern that is exactly
like those found on the Nakayama stones, and there is a mineral
black element on the kawa skin that is seen on Nakayama stones.
I do not run into such hard Nakayama stones that often but this is
definitely a keeper. There is an area of bias grain on the top towards
one end that is highlighted in the bottom photo but I have not found
this to be a problem and the price of the stone reflects this issue.
My money back guarantee also includes any issue like this and
this makes this stone worth a test run with your razors. I consider
this to be a fairly rare stone in this hardness, I have tested it out
myself and the grit is very crisp and sharp. My test include a slurry
made with a diamond plate, and the shave could not have been
any closer or comfortable.
The stone (toishi) has been lapped flat and the
corners and edges beveled unless otherwise noted. All of my
stones come with a tested and appropriately sized tomonaguara
slurry stone, and a money back guarantee minus the return shipping.
|All stones are sold with a
money back guarantee
minus the return shipping.