Medium gray, medium hard Ozaki asagi kamisori toishi. This stone is very dense and fine and will finish a
razor leaving a sharp but comfortable edge. Chunky at 150 mm long and 32mm thick it can be used as a hand
held stone or it will sit flat on a bench or stone holder. This stone will be delivered with the sides sealed.
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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