Vintage Nakayama kiita kamisori toishi. This stone as a mellow kiita yellow color and is a very responsive
hone stone to use. It will provide an extremely sharp edge and I have shave tested this stone and came
away with a very comfortable shave. Straight from the hone followed by 20 light palm strop strokes gave me
HHT-3 and this followed by the 20 more light hone strokes and 20 more strop strokes kicked it up to HHT-4
with no problem. Finer results could be achieved.
There are no cracks or inclusions of any kind, it is in used but excellent condition. This is a final hone stone
that will give a shave ready edge.
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.
|SPECIMEN NAKAYAMA KAMISORI TOISHI #47