A Nakayama tomae kamisori toishi with a Kan pattern. This very hard stone is an excellent razor hone, ultra
smooth it can take an edge into the polishing stages or with a light slurry develop the edge into the really
comfortable zones. I always hone with a slurry and I have shave tested this stone with excellent results along
with strong HHT tests. The kan pattern is soft enough not to affect the sharpening qualities of the stone in a
negative way and it stay regular all the way to the back of the 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.
|SPECIMEN NAKAYAMA KAMISORI TOISHI #513