THIN NAKAYAMA KIITA KOPPA
From the Nakayama mine this is as far as kiita go a hard stone in the 5 to 5+ level. Great rich intense color with
a typical Nakayama cloud pattern and an ocher to umber skin on the back. It is a fast cutting stone that with a
slurry quickly turns dark with iron swarf. A slurry raised with a diamond plate is a creamy yellow color. Super
smooth it creates an ultra finish on razors which produce keen and comfortable edges. Somewhat rare in this
width, this is a hand held stone size/shape.
The toishi has been lapped perfectly flat, the sides dressed and the corners and edges beveled unless
otherwise noted. All of my stones come with a money back guarantee minus the shipping.
This stone and the other kamisori toishi on my site are from a world class private collection of over 400 pieces
assembled in Japan over the past years in the area around Toyama by a collector of shaving implements. I
was lucky enough to purchase total collection over the last 2 years. Many of the hones were actually used by
barbers, some dating to the 1920s or earlier, while others were simply prepared by the miners as razor hones
as evidenced by the size and fine quality of the stones grit composition.
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