From the long closed Okudo mine this classic gray/green asagi is an excellent razor hone, shave tested by me
with great results. A smaller hand held size stone at a moderate price it is only moderately hard and super
easy to use with either a slurry or just clear water. I love these old mined stones where you can see the skin on
the back are imagine how it snuggled against the wall of the mine. Full money back guarantee, try it out, I have.
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.
|OKUDO KAMISORI TOISHI #458