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This bench stone is Mohs 3+ in hardness, and for shaving razors it will easily hone the blades of Hart, Friodur, Towa from 2k bevel set to shave ready in as few as 20 strokes upon slurry made with a mellow Atoma diamond. Refinement after that is just for the joy if it all.


Classic mellow asagi green, it has unique kawa skin on the back, stone rests flat on a table or at 193x74x21mm in thickness, (807 grams) it will fit into almost any stone holder device. 


Described as a razor stone it will hone knives or even scissors depending upon your skill. Comes as always with a tested & generous tomonagura. 


#1217 Shobudani asagi bench stone

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  • All of my stones are sold with a money-back guarantee minus the return shipping if within 30 days of the sale and returned in their original state. Please do not lacquer the stone if you have any intention of returning it.

    I encourage sealing the sides of all sedimentary stones, especially if there a inclusions, cracks, or fissures and or if the stone is used in an active workshop where the stone is constantly wet. For casual use, sealing, especially all four sides, and preferably the back with one of either a marine type of spar varnish, a synthetic lacquer, urushi, or a cashew-derived lacquer is prudent.

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