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    Cant see the pics in the link.

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    The top stamp (the flower) is a japan natural stone association stamp.

    The two on the top and right in the one picture are honyama and a statement of the stone being a finishing stone (as opposed to something coarser).

    I can't make out the rest, but I don't know much stuff other than those three things.

    You might see if you can find more here:
    https://historyrazors.wordpress.com/...atural-stones/

    How is the stone in use. I got a giant hard okudo suita a couple of years ago and it turned out to be very fine, very hard and relatively slow unless you slurried it all the time. I resold it - i don't have a use for a stone like that and was relatively disappointed given how pretty it was and my experience with other Okudo stones (the others have been very aggressive for their hardness and fineness).

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    Try posting some pics on this thread.

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    Alright thanks for help guys I appreciate it.

    It can take a razor from 1k stone to cutting hairs pretty fast but with how edges are rounded off it is easy to lose slurry. I really like speed of this stone but I am so use to holding stones I hone with I am not comfortable with it. Great stone though when I want to quickly hone up a razor. Razors head to my oozuku after this one
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    Good luck on finding more. My limited experience is that most of the stamps don't say much that you can't figure out, except they do state the mine from time to time, and if you tell someone you're casting off a used "shiro suita" from your collection and it actually says that on a stamp, they can't really argue too much about it.

    Honyama, Shohonyama and original mountain-ish stamps (which generally just verify that the stone isn't from some nether-region away from the main mountain) are probably the most common, along with something confirming that the stone is a finish stone. A bunch of imanishis nondescript tomae say "ipponsen", which is something along the line of highest selected grade (I'd debate that in terms of their capabilities - they're a bit run of the mill, but the stamp is there).
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    My wife said the stamps on mine translate to 'I paid too much for this piece of rock'
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelbro View Post
    My wife said the stamps on mine translate to 'I paid too much for this piece of rock'
    And she is almost certainly correct! Just ask her, lol.

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