Shoubudani , a fine Japanese natural hone
Your Straight Razor will be taken through a natural progression that uses up to six different Nagura stones performed on this Shoubudani Mizu Asagi.
This Nagura progression starts with a Tsushima or Botan and is followed through with Tenjou, Mejiro, Koma and Tomo. Each Nagura stone will be used to make a slurry on the base stone. This slurry is then worked, thinned, diluted and repeated until the Honemeister feels it is time for the next Nagura stone slurry. Eventually finishing with a Tomo Nagura which is carefully selected by the Honemeister, depending on the qualities of the steel. This progression is time-consuming but leads to longer lasting edges that are extremely sharp and totally smooth.