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    Can any help with identifying this stone from the Japanese characters ?



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    I do not think ti says anything about the mine of origin
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    正 kinda means true but that doesn't make sense with the second kanji
    本 true
    山 mine
    合 this kanji may be wrong and it's also incomplete as I can't see the bottom

    This is really no help although it may have the mine name because of 山 and the bottom kanji I can't recognise.
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    It reads from the top down

    Sho =correct
    Hon =original
    Zan =mountain (yama + zan are the same kanji character just different pronouncations as per usage)
    Awase =sharpening
    Toishi =stone (part of the toishi kanji is missing at the bottom)

    Good Luck

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    See if the last kanji character looks like this; 砥
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    Quote Originally Posted by alx View Post
    It reads from the top down

    Sho =correct
    Hon =original
    Zan =mountain (yama + zan are the same kanji character just different pronouncations as per usage)
    Awase =sharpening
    Toishi =stone (part of the toishi kanji is missing at the bottom)

    Good Luck

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    Hi Alx
    Which way is it read ? i.e. which is the top ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckypip View Post
    Which way is it read ? i.e. which is the top ?
    left to right on your pic
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    Stefan is correct, left to right as in the photo (top to bottom if the stone were twisted).

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    Quote Originally Posted by alx View Post
    It reads from the top down

    Sho =correct
    Hon =original
    Zan =mountain (yama + zan are the same kanji character just different pronouncations as per usage)
    Awase =sharpening
    Toishi =stone (part of the toishi kanji is missing at the bottom)

    Good Luck

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    Does any of this give any indication of its hardness rating ie is it a medium, course or fine stone ?

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    Technically a finishing stone if you believe the stamp but even then not necessarily for razors.
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