Nakayama light gray asagi very hard & pure kamisori toishi. This stone mounted on a wooden base was
actually used in a barber shop in Japan. The grit is or the finest particle size from the premier mine in Kyoto. I
have honed 2 razors on this stone and they each came off with solid HHT-4 levels and shaved beautifully.
Used with a nagura, tomonagura or slurry raised with a diamond plate like I do the stone is super fast and
super fine, the ultimate formula. It is lapped perfectly flat with 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.
|SPECIMEN NAKAYAMA KAMISORI TOISHI #541