A beautiful small koppa Nakayama kiita that has the registered Hatanaka wholesalers stamp on the top JUN
TOISHI SHO HON YAMA True Stone Original Mountain. Although small I was able to raise a slurry and on the
lower end honed up a razor and quickly got a very sharp edge that gave an excellent shave. This would be a
hand held stone, it has not been lapped or beveled in order to preserve the original 1930s-1950s ink stamps.
Hatanaka is the sole owner of the Nakayama mine and all its rights.
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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