From one of the original Kyoto Yamashiro mines the Narutaki kamisori toishi is just about perfect in
every way. Ultra fine, generous in size and rich in grit content, it shares the same fog or cloud pattern
that the Nakayama mine also has. The sides have been sanded and the back has the unique Narutaki
I have shaved off this stone and achieved a very fine shaveable edge after just a few minutes with
TheAxMethod. This stone is can be used as a final finishing stone or polishing 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.
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