A high grade but odd shaped stone, this piece or koppa of Ohira asagi is still long enough to use in a stone
holder or as a hand held razor hone. I have shaved off this stone, honed a razor using TheAxMethod and the
save was super close and comfortable. The price is a reflection of the size and shape, another case of a big
fully bodied high grade stone in small package.
A tested and matched tomonagura will be included with this 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 1920 s 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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