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    Stone Envy

    I have quite a few stones at this point and I thought I was basically done buying them. But I recently tried out a friend's Aoto. It's big, essentially black and feels incredibly smooth and leaves a nice edge. The problem is it's a fairly expensive stone and I already have several stones in that grit range. Still, I can't seem to stop thinking about running my edges over that thing...

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    Don't go over to Jon's place then. Doesn't he personally own more that 40 or 50 stones.
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    Too late . . .
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    Aoto are nice stones, but quality ones are hard to find and are expensive.
    Getting into naturals is also a big adventure for the wallet.

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    Unfortunately I can't relate. I just never had a similar obsession with stones, yet I absolutely love to sharpen.

    Part of me has been curious to try some new ones, but I don't want to spend any money on them--especially ones that cost the same as a quality knife.

    Can we still be friends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac J View Post
    Unfortunately I can't relate. I just never had a similar obsession with stones, yet I absolutely love to sharpen.

    Part of me has been curious to try some new ones, but I don't want to spend any money on them--especially ones that cost the same as a quality knife.

    Can we still be friends?
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    I took a pic of all my naturals for another forum, although I have good number I still think of the next one


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbox View Post
    Don't go over to Jon's place then. Doesn't he personally own more that 40 or 50 stones.
    He does have a pile and it's growing but I can honestly say I don't dream about any of them except for two and neither is a "finishing" stone. I only have one friend (that I know of) that at least occasionally dreams about stones and isn't a geologist.

    Nice collection, btw, Stefan. I hope my disease doesn't progress that far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    He does have a pile and it's growing but I can honestly say I don't dream about any of them except for two and neither is a "finishing" stone. I only have one friend (that I know of) that at least occasionally dreams about stones and isn't a geologist.
    I wonder who that might be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    I took a pic of all my naturals for another forum, although I have good number I still think of the next one

    That's the amount of knives I hope I'd be having lol.. You lock them up at night or what?

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