Shobu Asagi

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A Killer Razor Hone - Shobudani Asagi of Extreme Hardness

This is probably the hardest Jnat I’ve ever used. Straight razor edges off this one come up to a ridiculous level of sharp while also being extremely smooth. The line in the stone cannot be felt, it’s just a part of the stone that is a different color. The size and shape are perfect. 

Lapping this stone took over an hour on an Atoma 400x but it was worth every second invested in getting this dead-flat. Stones that are both very hard and high-quality like this one are super rare. The only distraction here is the line and that’s purely a superficial concern. 

Approximate Specifications

Dimensions: 8.0 x 2.6 x 0.5"

Weight: 605 g


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