A Nakayama pale yellow kiita kamisori toishi with a subtle wood grain or mokume pattern. This is an excellent
and pure razor hone from the most famous eastern mine on the outskirts of Kyoto and it is a real joy to use. Not
so over the top hard this stone will very quickly cut and set your bevels with a slurry and then when thinned to
clear water it will polish your edges to a dull chrome that are very sharp but yet comfortable. I shave test all my
stones and this kiita #416 provided and excellent shave.
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.
|SPECIMEN NAKAYAMA KAMISORI TOISHI #416