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    What's the easiest stone to get a kasumi finish with?

    King 800x


    OK it's not the same kasumi finish you get from using natural stones, I get that, but it's all that's needed to get a clean even appearance on most knives. Take for instance - Takeda, Moritaka, etc. Village blacksmith type knives look great with a simple (and quick) King 800x finish.

    I use the King 800x (also) for laying down a base before I move onto natural stones. It greatly speeds up the process to show contrast between hagane and jigane.

    This is one of my most used stones and is without question one that I won't ever be without.
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    Does the 800 work differently than the more common 1000??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gic View Post
    Does the 800 work differently than the more common 1000??

    100% YES (in caps)

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    +1 King 800 on all my Moritakas, Kochi, Anyru, etc a darker, less bead blast finish, The heavy mud rolls into the hollow ground areas and blends them in well.

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    Moritaka?

    Dave...do you need an 'intervention'?
    “Though I could not caution all, I still might warn a few; Don’t lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools.” Robert Hunter

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    “Though I could not caution all, I still might warn a few; Don’t lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools.” Robert Hunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Moritaka?

    Dave...do you need an 'intervention'?

    Hahahahahahaha

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    Dave, sorry I can't pick this up from you, but just to be sure, is this the stone you recommend?

    http://www.amazon.com/King-Standard-...king+stone+800

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    Thank you for the instant response!

    Finally getting serious about learning to freehand sharpen, and figured I should add this one to my arsenal since you speak highly of it and it's so inexpensive.

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