This vintage rare iro-asagi Ozaki kamisori toishi is a top class finishing stone that
will give your razors edge the most comfortable shave you can imagine with little
effort, and with a light slurry or finished with just clear water you can tailor a bevel
angle to suit you shaving style. The stone has an asagi blue/grey body with a blush
This size could be used as a bench stone or a palm sized rectangular stone, the
back is very flat and will rest on a table top nicely. I easily pulled HHT-4 tests all
along the bevel of my razor and got an excellent close and comfortable shave and
as always a more skilled technique could advance some edges even more.
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 the entire collection over a 2 year period. 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.