A dark brooding vintage Oozuku asagi kamisori toishi. This full sized rectangular stone has been lapped flat
and has beveled edges with sanded sides. It is very pure in texture, super fine and is a true finishing stone
in the Lv5+ hardness range. Although fine in grit this is an older stone from pre-WW2 which tend to have
advanced cutting powers.
This was used by a barber in Japan and I guarantee that it will be one of the finest stones you will own. I
have shaved off this stone with total comfort and with some skill it will give an edge a HHT-4 results with no
problem. With a light slurry the cutting action is noticeably fast, but with no slurry you will find this is a true
finish and polishing stone.
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 OZUKU KAMISORI TOISHI #67