An old mounted medium hard Ozaki asagi kamisori toishi.
This stone has an attractive green/blue cloudy pattern but looks like it was dropped at one time, a corner is
missing and there is another fracture just up the edge from the missing corner that you can see in the photos.
As a razor hone it is still usable but mainly from just the one side. I have to believe that the fracture will at some
point split the stone even further. The price is a reflection of the condition of the stone.
I have shaved off this stone and achieved a very fine shaveable edge after just a few minutes with
TheAxMethod. This stone could be used as a prepolisher/bevel setter or as a final finishing 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 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.
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