A lovely classic Okudo asagi kamisori toishi. All of the historic mines including Okudo produced stone that was
fine enough and hard enough and fast enough for kamisori razor hones. This straightforward asagi is only
medium hard but it is fast cutting and will make a perfect finishing stone with some skill or as a pre-polishing
stone to be followed by a harder stone. I have shaved off this stone and using the vintage Sheffield to shave
around my shaped mustaches and van dyke made a tricky job very easy. Long enough to mount in a stone
holder or small enough to use as a hand held 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.
|SPECIMEN OKUDO KAMISORI TOISHI #426