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  1. #21
    Jon, how big is this stone and how does it compare to the synth. Aoto that Dave used to carry that many of us love so much?

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    The store won'e let me check out.
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    I just used mine for the first time on two different knives. The first was a VG10 mystery Gyuto I purchased from Stefan a few years back. I had to repair a few dings in the edge caused by my stupidity and I started with my Gesshin 400, love this stone. Next up I used the Gesshin Jinzo Aoto to put the final edge and it performed quite well. Normally I would go Gesshin 2k then 4k but I simply used the Jinzo and it did the job well. The resulting edge was an absolute tomato destroyer, nice and toothy.

    Next up was my Yoshihiro White #2 yanagiba. I've been battling a few low spots on the blade road now for some time so the finish is not 100% consistent (left part of the blade road in picture) but this picture should give you the general idea of how it reacts with white #2.




    The overall feel of the stone is smooth as butter on both VG10 and White #2, all I can say is that I am very pleased with my purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    The store won'e let me check out.
    how odd... shoot me an e-mail if you're still having trouble.

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    Yeah it says. "Sorry, no quotes are available for this order at this time."

    Then I click next and it says."Your order can not be completed at this time as there is no shipping methods available for it. Please make necessary changes in your shipping address."

    Yet all my billing and shipping info is correct.
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  6. #26
    usps made some changes to their api recently, and its had us all messed up. Just shoot me an e-mail and we can invoice you for one.

  7. #27
    Just got a chance to use this guy. I know everyone has their own preferances for what they want out of a stone, but this stone is something that came out of my wet dreams. The stone has an incredible amount of balance. It's like Goldilocks finding the bed that's "just right". It has the right amount of softness, yet it still cuts at a good pace. It's muddy but not so muddy that you get any "stickage". And I've never used a stone that has given me a more even, beautiful kasumi finish. It's not mirror at all, but it's so even that my knives look like they're brand new.

    It also leaves a really nice matt finish that's super smooth to the touch, so you get very little food stickage. The edge you get on it is really awsome for food. Going from the Gesshin 400 to this guy gives me the best food edge I've ever had on a knife (not the sharpest, but the best food edge). My usuba feels like it wants to go out and rape tomato skins all day long.

    As a guy who primarily uses traditional single-beveled knives (I don't even use my gyuto anymore), this stone is as perfect as a stone gets for me. I think it would be harder to appreciate this stone it you weren't using it with single-beveled carbon knives. After sharpening my stainless gyuto, the experience was just "meh". I own a synthetic blue Aoto and there's just no comparison between the two. The closest stone I can compare it with (and I've owned a lot of stones) is a takashima awasedo, though they're still a lot different... I don't think you can compare it to anything else out there that we talk about at the forums.

    And the price can seem bit high, but you do get a lot of stone for the price. It looks expensive when there's no pictures of it, but when you see the stone in person, it's a pretty fair deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    I use mine as a medium grit stone (in place of any stones in the 1-4k range)... i can follow it up with something else finer, but if i want to maintain the look, i only use the finer stone along the edge (unless its another stone that leaves a nice kausmi finish).
    When using this stone only for polishing (I'm using the term polish here instead of finish, meaning finished polish ;-) ), do you polish your secondary bevel and then proceed to finish the edge, or do you finish the edge and then come back and polish the secondary bevel? That doesn't make sense if your using this stone to polish the primary bevel as well, where most of the time the lamination line is and you want to contrast. But if you use this stone to polish the primary bevel and then proceed with finer grit stones, would that not then mess up the polish? And if you use this stone to polish the primary bevel after the fine grit stone on the edge would that not rough up the edge? This is where I'm confused.
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  9. #29
    Its a medium grit stone, so use it as such. If you want a medium grit finish on your edge, then use this on your edge... if you just want the look, then dont. There are no hard and fast rules here. It is possible to have angle and pressure control enough to sharpen just the part you want to be kasumi and not the part you want to be as polished.

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    Cool. Thanks Jon. I guess I'll just have to get one and find out! mpp
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