Nakayama kiita-iro tomae razor stone. This is a classic stone in every way, full nashiji (pear skin) patterns and
of color including; kiita yellow, aki red and splashes of the various tomae shades seen in asagi of light faint
blue and muted greens. A very fast cutting stone and easy to use and 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 if used under running water like at your kitchen tap. At 140 x 82 x 20mm it can
be used as a hand held stone or in a stone holder as a bench 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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