For a while we have been collecting some vintage, unused and rare Maruichi stamped Nakayama-mine Japanese whetstones. These have been graded especially as fine finishing stones suitable for razors or fine tools and we are now making them available for sale. These are old stones, never used, from a closed mine in Kyoto. The greenish / Asagi stones will tend to be harder than the yellowish / Kiita stones but all are relatively hard and will provide a wonderful finishing for your best razors. See the photos and select your desired stone # from the drop down menu to view availability and price.
Stone #1 (Asagi): 422g
Stone #2 (Asagi): 746g
Stone #3 (Kiita): no box or paper label - 510g
Stone #4 (Kiita): 502g - the back side has been lapped and is usable also
Stone #5 (Kiita): 626g - the back side has a sealed crack that has been sealed, lapped and is usable also