Ozaki gosua kamisori toishi #442
A super fine Ozaki tomae gosua kamisori toishi. This is a very pure stone from front to
back, side to side with no inclusions whatsoever. Very dark with hints of blue with
saturated gray it is a medium hard stones and easy to use.
I have shaved off this stone and achieved a very fine shaveable edge after just a few
minutes using TheAxMethod. or it could be used with Mikawa nagura or tomonagura.
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.