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swarth
08-16-2013, 04:16 PM
I picked this up from a local knife guy/chef. "Kyoto stone" is what he called it... Super smooth. Hard stone. So far only used it on a pocket knife... Kershaw 1760 with 14C28N stainless. No mud...just black swarf. Any ideas?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ti4dh72l7To/Ug6Bxl2yU2I/AAAAAAAAANg/BeSvx1IasaM/s512/photo%2525203.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EIzws2YYXig/Ug6Bq5eT66I/AAAAAAAAANM/UZ7enG-fewc/s512/photo%2525202.JPG

Korin_Mari
08-16-2013, 04:51 PM
Hi Swarth!
Most natural sharpening stones tend to come from Kyoto. Could you elaborate on how it sharpens?

swarth
08-16-2013, 06:37 PM
I was able to raise a bur fairly quickly and got a near mirror finish out of the 14c28n stainless.

cheezit
08-16-2013, 07:31 PM
Does this stone have two stone markings on it? One traditional looking kanji and another with 330mate.co.jp? If so, it's amusing that you have this stone (in a great way)!

swarth
08-16-2013, 08:19 PM
There appears to be the reminance of a mark on the surface shown...

cheezit
08-16-2013, 08:41 PM
I do know this stone and it's an incredible buy. The 330mate stamp is only one half of a great story; the stone was quarried and tooled by a master and his student specifically for a bladesmith and given to him during a visit as a token of gratitude. Anyway, that's what I know about this stone. Great purchase!

mkriggen
08-16-2013, 09:26 PM
I do know this stone and it's an incredible buy. The 330mate stamp is only one half of a great story; the stone was quarried and tooled by a master and his student specifically for a bladesmith and given to him during a visit as a token of gratitude. Anyway, that's what I know about this stone. Great purchase!

No way do you get to stop there:disdain:

Sounds interesting, what's the whole story?

cheezit
08-16-2013, 10:09 PM
No way do you get to stop there:disdain:

Sounds interesting, what's the whole story?

Not much more to it than that, I'm afraid! Needless to say, it's a special stone and I was very surprised to see it when I opened this thread up! :)

To clarify, the student in my story was 330mate.

schanop
08-17-2013, 12:07 AM
Was this the stone given to the Canadian born ABS mastersmith?