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Image Item Name Price (AU$) Stock L x W x H (mm)
Maruichi Maruka Nakayama Razor POA JP 1
138 x 83 x 22


(Maruka) Shou-hon-yama is the best grade stone from Nakayama sold by the sole miner of this mountain, Hatanaka Natural Sharpening Stones Stone Industry. Any (well basically, but there are many that are not so good, so we have to test all of them before selling) Nakayama stone that has this stamp (unless it's a fake) is guaranteed of its highest quality. Maruichi Maruka stones were quarried before the mining was taken over by Hatanaka family, when the owner of the mine was Kato family. Maruka's (= circled "Ka") "Ka" is Kato's first character "Ka".

If this stone was a bit longer (about 20cm) it would be a $2,000~ stone. A stone that was specifically intended to be used for polishing Japanese razors (most of the "razor size stones" are simply smaller size stone that is similar to genuine "razor stones"). Simply the finest quality.

The surface.

The back.

Maruka Shouhon-yama stamp. The stamp that's pressed only on best of Nakayama stones from Hatanaka family.

High cutting strength.