Hakka Murasaki

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Hakka Murasaki Tomo Nagura

This Hakka is soft, but not very soft. It’s a fast cutter and, surprisingly, it doesn’t dish easily at all. The Tomo Nagura is fairly large, equally soft, and raises a nice strawberry-red mud on the Hakka. This is a real nice mid-range option – perfect for following a bevel-set session on a Botan Toishi.

Originally, I thought I would use this Hakka as a Tomo, and it does work well that way. But - even though it is a bit small, it turns out to be large enough for working with straight razors.  Even though I do wish I had a larger slab, the reality is that it does the job just fine.

It totally erases the scratches from a 1k Chosera or a Botan Nagura Toishi. It doesn’t quite leave what I call a shaving edge though.

I find middle range stones, or Nakato to be quite interesting. Besides being less expensive most of the time, there seems to be a lot of ‘magic’ that can go on when working at that level. 

This was purchased as a large Tomo, but it really is big enough to hone on. The feedback is sensational and the cutting action is speedy but not too fast. 

Approx. Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.3 x 0.9" / 122 x 58 x 23 mm

Weight: 11.9 oz /  337 g

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