Unknown mine asagi kamisori toishi #137

Although I do not know which mine this is from I can tell from the cutting action and grit
quality that it is a Yamashiro area stone from the Umegahata valley. It is ultra fine, fairly
hard in the 4+ range and fast cutting. This is the only stone I have had that contained this
combed sand pattern.

In the video below you will see how I was able to take a dulled freshly set razor to shave
ready in just a few minuted. After the video I did shave with the razor and came away with
a perfectly smooth and close shave with no irritation of any kind.

The toishi has been lapped perfectly flat and the edges beveled.

This stone came along with a collection that I bought from a fellow who spent years
assembling and identifying Japanese tennen toishi and specifically kamisori toishi.
TheJapanBlade
Mt. Agato as seen
from Kameoka
Hardness
4+
 
Grit Fineness
5+
 
Speed/cutting
5-
5+
Size 130-80-29
mm
 
Price  $625 SOLD
   
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Road sign to Atago