A not so odd shaped Ozaki asagi in the classic faint green with undercurrents of blue and yellow. This stone
has been sealed by a previous owner with cashew lacquer on the sides and part of the top where a crack
developed, and in ink signed the name Ozaki on the side under the lacquer. This asagi is on the Odd page
because of this lacquer, there is still one long straight edge and the opposite edge is fine as it is and I was
able to use it with no problem.
I test shave all of my kamisori toisi, and I have shaved off this stone and achieved a very fine shaveable edge
after just a few minutes with TheAxMethod. This stone is a final finishing stone.
All of my stones come fully lapped with beveled edges unless otherwise noted.
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 OZAKI ASAGI KAMISORI TOISHI #146