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I do not know exactly which Yamashiro mine this is from, maybe Okudo, or Ozaki. It
is a fine finishing stone, I have shaved off it and got a perfectly smooth and
comfortable shave. Also it is a fast cutting stone and when used with a light slurry
that leads into a clear water routine it excels just like a large squared up stone. With
3 living edge sides and a hand finished back, the miners thought enough of this
stone to give it some detail and a chance to perform. Value priced because of the
shape.

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.
CLASSIC
KAMISORI TOISHI #425
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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
165 x
50 x
15 mm

SOLD