Sorry, guys, couldn't resist to take a nice rare stone.. I took the big Atago Kiita.. I looked at the stone for some time, i didn't want to participate
Same maker maybe? I would love to know who the crafsmen behind Konosuke are...Masakage work the same way as Kono but they identify the person responsible
SS gets sticky quite quick. The softer ss steels get biting sticky sharpness on lower grits.
Carbons( especially well hardened) produce less black
Hello from the UK ;-)
By the way, for a serious board 5cm is not that thick. I have a few domestic type end grain and long grain boards ( a one piece 40cm by 30 cm by 6cm