Okudo mine asagi
The mottled green/gray asagi from the closed up Okudo mine in the Yamashiro district of Kyoto has the
characteristic mottled or cloudy pattern found in some Okudo and many Nakayama stones. It is quite thick at
27mm and has a full even honing surface even though a couple of corners are clipped. A ultra fine stone that
produces a soft haze with slurry or a bright shine if used with just clear water and with some skill a razors edge
that is not only sharp but comfortable.
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.
|SPECIMEN OKUDO KAMISORI TOISHI #438