A huge & giant Okudo asagi stone. This dense heavy Okudo is very hard and in the 5++ range. The sides have
been sanded and the back has just a sliver of Okudo kawa skin left amongst a hand chiseled back that sits
fairly flat on a table. Although very hard, this stone does have very fine and fast grit that excels in speed if a light
slurry is raised with a diamond plate, or if a Aichi Mikawa nagura progression is used it become the perfect
host stone. I will supply a matched tomonagura with this stone that can be used to raise a slurry that is made
up of 1 part base stone and 1 part slurry stone grit, a luxurious and traditional combination.
I have shaved off this stone and achieved a very fine shaveable edge after just a few minutes using
TheAxMethod. This stone is can be used as a final finishing stone or perfect as a polishing 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.
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