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panda
08-03-2014, 05:10 PM
my current finisher is a blue aoto that is around 5k grit. i would like a lower finish. have an ikarashi but is too low for gyutos so target would be 3k.
if anyone has a green aoto they could loan me would be much appreciated.

jgraeff
08-04-2014, 12:56 PM
I have a natural red aoto from maxim is be willing to lend. Pm if interested

daveb
08-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Green. Could send on short road trip. PM details.

panda
08-08-2014, 02:24 AM
thanks guys, i will post follow up once i use them. :)

Asteger
08-08-2014, 07:06 AM
Does that mean two generous souls have lent you 2, both a red and green? Lucky guy. Interested to hear what you think.

panda
08-18-2014, 02:03 PM
used the green aoto today, will report back after testing the edges.

panda
09-28-2014, 01:18 AM
thoughts on green aoto:
nice smooth feedback, pretty dense stone, holds water well. leaves a very toothy 'sticky' edge, i would guess its grit to be just over 2k.

Framingchisel
09-28-2014, 05:30 AM
Are you referring to a green brick here or some other stone?

panda
09-28-2014, 06:02 AM
no, the naniwa green brick is synthetic and feels horrible (but leaves a pretty good edge for stainless knives)
the stone i'm referring to is a natural one.

Asteger
09-28-2014, 01:53 PM
nice smooth feedback, pretty dense stone, holds water well. leaves a very toothy 'sticky' edge, i would guess its grit to be just over 2k.

Sounds like what you need. No?

panda
09-28-2014, 03:17 PM
Looking for just over 3k edge

Asteger
09-28-2014, 03:23 PM
Very precise. Does 1k really make a difference?

Chuckles
09-28-2014, 03:31 PM
You may find you can get some different results from the green aoto as you use it more. I like to let the mud dry on the stone so the next session starts with stone material that is already broken down, then try and keep it just wet enough that there is very little mud loss. You might be able to hit your sweet spot. Just a thought.

panda
09-28-2014, 04:44 PM
Asterger, absolutely, 2k is too aggressive for vegetables but perfectly fine for protein, there is certainly a sweet spot for overall usefulness particularly for gyutos.

Chuck, yeah I didn't spend much time with it, only did two sessions and didn't have the patience to play around with finding the right technique cause I am a super lazy sharpener :D

chinacats
09-29-2014, 01:38 AM
Chuck, yeah I didn't spend much time with it, only did two sessions and didn't have the patience to play around with finding the right technique cause I am a super lazy sharpener :D



Then why you messing with naturals?

:justkidding:

Curious if you've tried any of Jon's soakers? 2k, 4k or synthetic aoto?

Asteger
09-29-2014, 01:46 AM
Good points above. About getting that extra 1k or so out of it, it should be possible. Trying a nagura might help as well.

When I sent that one to Daveb I sent him a small Botan too; they aren't fine, but I wonder how the combo's worked for him.

labor of love
09-29-2014, 03:38 AM
Then why you messing with naturals?

:justkidding:

Curious if you've tried any of Jon's soakers? 2k, 4k or synthetic aoto?
Dont even bother chinacats, I already tried...Panda is a synth hater/ soaker hater. :urweird:

panda
09-29-2014, 03:49 AM
lol, i have my reasons!!