Vintage kamisori toisi. A small sweet Ohira pale kiita with nashiji spots that will provide a perfectly good edge
to any razor. This is a fast cutting stone, full of grit that is medium hand and easy to use. I always hone with a
slurry and found that this stone will remove 6k scratches with just 15 one directional strokes, after that it is just
a matter of edge development and stropping to come out with a close comfortable blade to shave with. It will
cut any kind of steel. Moderately priced reflected upon the size.
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.
|CLASSIC OHIRA KAMISORI TOISHI #411