This rich deep gray gousa tomae stone is very pure throughout from front to back and side to side with no
alternate grit of any form, there is a faint foggy pattern that is very attractive and reminiscent of the cloudy patter
of the Nakayama stones. I have honed a hard Swedish razor on this stone using a diamond plate generated
slurry to test the impartial grit quality and I found the stone to be a top class razor hone that easily produced a
barber type shave. I will provide a tomonagura slurry stone with this kamisori toishi that has been tested and
matched. Gousa stones of this quality are scarce and are becoming more and more difficult to come by.
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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