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turbochef422
08-11-2013, 01:23 AM
After much use my favorite stone a synthetic blue jumbo xl aoto has cracked in three. It was in two epoxied to a tile but now is in three and I love the finish and mud it produces. What is out there that's comparable but less likely to break again from normal use. I've never broken any other stones and have a pretty nice setup for them so I don't see why they wouldn't be happy. Thanks.

chinacats
08-11-2013, 01:26 AM
Maybe Jon's new synthetic Aoto?

http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/13755-Finally-Gesshin-Jinzo-Aoto-%28synthetic-aoto%29

Ruso
08-11-2013, 01:54 AM
May be Naniwa green brick (Aotoshi) can fill your void. It's rated 2K, cuts at a good speed and leave quite a decent finish.

turbochef422
08-11-2013, 02:48 AM
I was looking at the green brick and it looks similar. I guess I'll have to ask Jon more about his stone or maybe he'll chime in. Thanks. Nick

Mrmnms
08-11-2013, 11:22 AM
Did you see the blue aoto on Epicurian Edge? Looks like an possible nat alternative . I'd like to know which way you go.

mainaman
08-11-2013, 11:56 AM
Green Akapin Atagoyama from Maksim, seal the sides and will last you 2 lifetimes.

mhlee
08-11-2013, 02:41 PM
What kind of knives do you intend to use this for? Is the finish the primary concern? Or, are you looking for something that provides a good finish and good edge for a variety of steels?

turbochef422
08-11-2013, 03:44 PM
I like to finish my stainless on it and start a light sharpening session with it instead of a 1,000.

JBroida
08-11-2013, 03:46 PM
i think in this case, my new one is probably no the best fit.

turbochef422
08-11-2013, 11:34 PM
I'm gonna get the green brick.