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With a faint Nakayama variegated cloudy pattern, this is an very hard and at the
same time a very fast cutting stone. A chunky stone that serves as a perfect hand
held stone.

This stone and the other kamisori toishi on my site are part a private collection
assembled in Japan over the past 40 years in the area around Toyama by a
collector of shaving implements. 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 #20
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G
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Hardness      
Scale
1 to 5+
Grit-Grain
Scale
1 to 5+
Abrasive
Speed
1 to 5+
Lightness &
Feel
1 to 5+

5+

5+

5+

5+
Final
Finish
Stone

HHT4-5
137 x
82 x
22 mm

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