Japanese Natural Whetstone Nakayama Kiita Awasedo Suita 325
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This is the finishing stone for the razor - Nakayama Awasedo Suita Kiita from Kyoto. Namazu lines are visible on the entire surface of the sharpening, all kesuji lines (non-toxic), do not hit when sharpening. Slightly softer than General Nakayama but great for razors, carpentry tools, knives.
90-92mm x 135-138mm x 11mm (Approx.) /325g/ Extra High Quality 10000+
- Hardness: 4.0-4.5
- Great whetstone for razors, tools, knives
MINE: 中山 Nakayama
Historical note: The Nakayama Quarry was founded about 800 years ago.
The Nakayama Quarry, located on the east side of Mount Atago, is part of the Higashi Mono East Quarry.
Nakayama stones were the property of the Imperial Court for their high quality and were used to polish swords. These stones have never appeared on the market since the Kamakura period 1185-1333. And until the middle of the Muromachi era 1336-1573.
Nakayama stones are the most famous and illustrious of all Japanese natural decoration stones.
Kanji on stone -
Special stamp "Kyoto Natural Hone Sales Association":
天然 = Ten'nen / Tennen = natural
砥石 = Toishi = honing stone
京都 = Kyōto = Kyoto
特産 = Tokusan = Special product
中山合砥 Nakayama Awasedo
巣板 Suita (Stones come from three different layers. Most, but not all, have su, small holes. When viewed closely, su can resemble a honeycomb. A suite without su is known as Sunaishi Suita.)
Quarries: 京都 = “Kyoto” (=ganister, silica shale,…)