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mainaman
05-05-2011, 11:59 AM
I got the stone right after Max posted his review of the one he got
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php?529-My-new-stone-%29&highlight=atagoyama

The history of the stone is pretty interesting I think.
The stone was in a batch of 3 stones in the same shop. One stone went to Max, one was purchased by Shigefusa, and I got the third one.

http://i53.tinypic.com/2mphld0.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/33uba8k.jpg

The stone is huge , it is more than 3 kg , has nice figuring and feels really really smooth when sharpening on it.
This is probably the best stone I have tried so far in that grit range, the stone is a polisher . It is a bit harder than what a standard knife stone would be but it does not scratch jigane at all. The finish on hagane is amazing a lightly misted mirror, IMHO the best finish for a blade.

I got the stone trough my friend DrNaka, who operated Hide's Export.
He currently has a few more of those great stones for sale, they are pretty cheap for the size (some other popular vendors would not hesitate to ask 3-4 times the price tag for them). The service and shipping are excellent, I got mine trough DHL @ about half the price for EMS (it is weight dependent) and in only 4 days.

For those interested in top quality finishing stone check them out here:

http://hides-export.blogspot.com/2011/05/big-natural-stones-for-sale.html

mainaman
05-05-2011, 05:52 PM
I took a few pics of my Moritaka to show the finish on the Hagane

http://i53.tinypic.com/2dre3hg.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/ng1sgh.jpg

heirkb
05-05-2011, 05:55 PM
I bought the Atago Maksim had for sale a few weeks ago (can't wait to get home and use it), but I love stones so much that I'm tempted to sell some other stuff so I can buy a kiita from DrNaka as well. Congrats on your stone, looks great and sounds fun to use.

maxim
05-05-2011, 06:02 PM
Nice finish Stefan :)

Heirkb you get one similar !!

Now you need to look for very soft one hehe

heirkb
05-05-2011, 06:07 PM
Nice finish Stefan :)

Heirkb you get one similar !!

Now you need to look for very soft one hehe

Maksim, I know, but it's always fun to have more. :rolleyes2: I can't wait to try the one you sent me actually.
I have a few softer stones, but you're right, I'll have to get a good soft one (that's not tiny like mine are now) before getting anything else.

mainaman
05-05-2011, 07:44 PM
I bought the Atago Maksim had for sale a few weeks ago (can't wait to get home and use it), but I love stones so much that I'm tempted to sell some other stuff so I can buy a kiita from DrNaka as well. Congrats on your stone, looks great and sounds fun to use.this is the best finisher I have used so far, usually stones that make mirror finish will scratch soft iron but this one does not.