So, i've been playing around with stones like i always do, and i've found a couple of things i thought would be nice to share with you guys. I've been testing out how short soaks (about 5 minutes or so) work on our gesshin splash and go stones (1k, 5k, and 15k specifically). The improvements are significant... especially with the 5k. If you're using one of our 5k stones, give it a few minutes to soak before starting to sharpen on it and see how you like it. I think you'll find the tactile feedback to be much better, the general feeling to be less slippery, and the stone to cut faster.
On a similar note, we will be getting in a new shipment of our 5k stones soon... sorry for being sold out of them... clearly i misjudged the interest.