This Okudo asagi is a super stone in a convenient size that can be hand held or mounted in a stone holder. I
have shaved off of this stone with perfect comfort and closeness. I always hone with a slurry and end with clear
water and I took a blade off a 5k Suehiro to a finish razor state in just 4 minutes that would pass a HHT.
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 OKUDO ASAGI KAMISORI TOISHI #515