Vintage mined Ozaki pre-WW2 razor hone. This asagi stone is hard but fast cutting, a slurry will speed it up
even more. I used this toishi as a hand held stone with a light slurry made with a diamond plate, and with a
progression of thinning the slurry as I went along eventually ending with strokes in clear water. The resulting
shave was excellent, close and comfortable.
There are no cracks or inclusions of any kind, it is in used but excellent condition. This is a final hone stone
that can also be used as a final polishing stone.
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 the total collection over a 2 year period. 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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