This pale green asagi gives up a faint yellow slurry and it is a perfect finishing razor hone. With a light slurry it
cuts very, very fast, and with just clear water it will polish any blade easily and quickly. The sides have been
sealed, the back is flat and the top is lapped perfectly flat. The cut corner and lowered edge opposite that
corner does not detract from the use of this stone but the stones cost is lowered because of this. If you have
never tried a super Nakayama asagi this could be an excellent chance to do so on a budget.
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.
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