This very large dense hone can be used for razors and or tools for the final edge polishing. It is super hard, up
into the 5++ range and with a slurry the stone kicks into gear for honing/sharpening or with a diminished or
watered down slurry the asagi becomes a polishing stone for hard steels. Almost too large for razors I honed
up a 7/8 Swedish straight using TheAxMethod and got a wonderfully close shave. This should be considered a
multi-generational or professional size stone.
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.
|OKUDO TOMAE KAMISORI TOISHI #500