So it finally happened, my synthetic aoto cracked, as it has happened to many of you. I've soaked/dried it properly, although my roommate uses my stones also so I can't account for his habits. He was the last to use it, but alas, what's done is done.
I really did like the slurry, soft, muddy feel of this stone. Albeit, not willing to risk another cracking as throwing out a stone with 70% remaining is a complete waste of money.
What are the recommendations in the medium/setup stone category?
My lineup as it stands is.....
1. chosera 400
2. bester 1200
3. synthetic aoto
4. arashiyama 6000
5. leather strop
What would be the suggestions amongst the myriad of choices?
Gesshin 4000 (very expensive)