Okudo suita stone of medium grit that is well suited as a pre-finishing stone.
I have tested and shaved off of this stone and it shave OK but was not all that comfortable so I am deeming it
as a medium or pre-finish stone. It is easy to use, fast cutting and is a super little stone that was mined in the
1920s or so from one of the older mines in the Yamashiro area. It has been lapped flat and has beveled edges.
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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