|Hankeshi-Kun Stamp Carving Dedicated Eraser|
Today's carving material is made by Hinodewashi and is called Hankeshi-Kun, noted very specifically in English as a "Top Quality Stamp-Carving Dedicated Eraser". While both this and the SEED carving material are from Japan, this one is actually also made in Japan (SEED is noted as being made in Vietnam).
Like the SEED material, this slab was reasonably priced until you factor in the shipping - then it tops the charts in cost. So you either really want to try this out or are in other ways motivated to buy this.
My first thought was that it looked remarkably like the SEED brand material... Is it the same? Are they on equal in the eyes of my knife? Let's find out!