Vintage Asagi Nakayama kamisori toishi. This generous sized rectangular stone has been lapped
flat and has beveled edges. It is very pure in texture, super fine and is a true finishing stone in the
Lv5 range. Although fine in grit this is an older stone from pre-WW2 which tend to have advanced
finest stones you can find. I have shaved off this stone with total comfort and with some skill it will
give an edge a HHT-4 results with no problem. With a light slurry the cutting action is noticeably fast,
but with no slurry you will find this is a true finish and polishing stone.
The stone has a unique hand chiseled back showing the Nakayama kawa skin, it fits snugly into the
friction fit hand made wood base that looks from the 1950s or so.
There are no cracks or inclusions of any kind.
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.
|SPECIMEN NAKAYAMA KAMISORI TOISHI #13