Koma Nagura Toishi

Big Koma

Asano Koma Nagura-Do

 This Toishi-Size Nagura is quite uncommon. Koma Nagura are rare enough in any size. A full size bench stone like this would usually be in the hands of a Sword Polisher. 

Honing a razor on this is a wonderful experience; for a Nagura, it's fairly hard but yet it does produce some slurry on it's own.  Basically - it's white, with a slight hint of pink and yellow that becomes more noticeable when wet. 

The sides are chiseled, a definite indicator that this was mined very long ago. This piece was said to be over 100 yr old, which means the stamps were applied long after it was cut. 

Approx. Dimensions: 8.25 x 2.75 x 1.5 / 210 x 60 x 38 mm      

Weight: 32.2 oz / 912 g

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