Super Hard Oozuku

Oozuku Top 2

Oozuku Asagi of Exceptional Hardness

 Here’s a lovely Asagi that’s super hard, very fine, and a joy to hone on.

The bottom is a little uneven, but I didn’t find it difficult to deal with. A damp towel under the stone would solve any concerns though.

The sides and bottom were sealed in 3 layers of lacquer, the top is lapped and the edges have been chamfered.

Honing on this slab of Oozuku goodness is a treat; laser-razor edges can be achieved when the ground work and follow up are executed correctly. It’s a very consistent stone, the scratch patterns are very uniform and the honing feedback is sterling; clear as a bell silky smoothness abounds here. It’s a gem with Mikawa Shiro Nagura as well as just about any Tomo Nagura also. 

Approximate Specifications:

Dimensions: 7.9 x 3.0 x .09”

Weight: 785 g 

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