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Thread: Finally- Gesshin Jinzo Aoto (synthetic aoto)

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    Finally- Gesshin Jinzo Aoto (synthetic aoto)

    I know a lot of you have been waiting for this for a long time... its finally here (pics, measurements, and video coming soon...)
    http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/...inzo-aoto.html

    This is the stone i use most often to create beautiful misty finishes on knives i sharpen here at the store. Even when i do fake kasumi finishes (on solid steel knives), this stone is used. Here's an example:



    I've also used it to create super smooth and even finishes on honyaki knife blade roads-



    and here's a awase yanagiba (clad or 2-ply yanagiba) with a kasumi finish done on this stone:



    we decided to have the stone be $5 off for the first month to make it a bit easier for people to try. The special price only lasts until aug 31st though.

    Hope you guys enjoy it.

    -Jon

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    Dam, where is that pic. Pitonboy posted in the other thread. well anyway, look for my order soon. Love the look that leaves.
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    Is this the stone I tried out last year that made that kasumi finish so easily? There was one particular stone that I just couldn't believe so effortlessly produced that look. It was hard NOT to make a nice kasumi with it, lol.

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    I'll take one, if you don't mind carting one to the WCG.

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    Gee, and I was just sitting here wondering what I was going to spend this weeks paycheck on
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    Do you recommend this stone also as a regular medium stone for primary bevel sharpening, or is it best used only for kasumi finishes?

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    I have done two single bevels with this stone and for whatever reason, it makes the kasumi ridiculously easy to accomplish; it probably outshines any number of other synthetic and natural stones in this regard. I could not be more impressed

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    Can you tell us more about this stone? is it just for kasumi finish or is it a good stone for double bevels as well? about what grit?

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    you can use it on regular double bevels, but as its really soft, i tend to prefer other stones. The exceptions to that would be honyaki knives (of course single bevel ones, but also gyutos, sujihikis, etc.), and super wear resistant/hard to sharpen steels. I use this stone on wide bevel knives and single bevel knives most. And its not just for kasumi finishing... it also happens to be just a great fast cutting medium grit stone.

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