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    4-6k stone recommendation

    Hi everyone, what do you all recommend for a 4-6k stone? Something relatively hard that cuts fast and gives a nice mirror finish?

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    Suehiro Rika 5K
    "See... the problem here is that... my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh... my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of... penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis... so come back later? Great."
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    5k Rika is what I use also.

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    Dave Martell's JKS 4K. Splash and go, reasonably fast cutter, smoother feel than the Rika. Or, a Gesshin 4K from Jon Broida at JKI, but it's over twice the price.

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    Gesshin 5k is splash and go and gives a very nice finish...is not cost prohibitive either.
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    I use Naniwa 5k superstone. Feels like butter, and gives a superb polish.
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    Chosera 5K is my favorite 5K. But for the best bang for the buck, it's the Suehiro Rika.

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    double post...apologies
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    gesshin 4k.

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    Sigma Power Ceramic is a brand with a good cutting power for all steels incl alloys, excellent price, great life, and supple awesome feel. silky death for steel. Comes w a wood base too if you prefer! Sigma Power 6k My natural stone from japan woodworker is probably faster-cutting but dishes more quickly and 3x the price.. but it's an awase-to grade 5

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