CLASSIC NAKAYAMA KIITA
Sweet hand held size Nakayama kiita with a perfect foggy buff yellow complexion. A ultra fast cutting stone that
will take a dulled on glass edge to shave ready in just a few minutes creating HHT tests in the 4-5 range, and a
super comfortable shave to die for. A luxury stone that was repaired on one time as the corner failed for some
reason and was lacquered back into place. There is a Maruka ink stamp under the lacquered end, I believe it to
be original because; the stone is a Nakayama stone by all physical characteristics, it was whole at one time
and it is obvious that it was used over a period of time and cherished enough to be repaired. The slurry dries
to a light buff color. The modest price reflects the broken and repaired corner.
A tested and matched tomonagura will be included with this 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.
|NAKAYAMA KIITA KAMISORI TOISHI #333