I dunno Misono Sweds have a better grind and F&F. But thats also part of the reason why theyre more expensive. Im not really too crazy about the steel
To be honest, I wouldn't go with the kitayama for this blade, especially if you're jumping from the 1200 stone. I do have a kitayama myself and whilst
If these go smoothly, are you going to sell off the extras? if so, put me on the list I gave my old honesuki to a buddy so, I'm in the market for
Thanks for the answers
I may go for
Mizuyama Medium Grain Sharpening Stone - #1200
Kitayama Fine Grain Sharpening Stone - #8000
Here's a few handles I just finished up for John (J.M.) Jones. He hates making tang holes. All the ferrules and end caps are African blackwood.