A very even toned asagi that boarders on kiita and has the classic cloudy Nakayama grain pattern. This is an
easy stone to use with a nagura, tomonagura or with a slurry made up using a diamond plate. A very fast
cutting stone that will take a set bevel into the finishing stages in just a few minutes leaving a very sharp yet
skin friendly edge. The attractive hand chiseled back and the corner with a patch of Nakayama skin gives this
stone a heirloom appearance.
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 #430