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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Has anyone had a chance to use these stones yet? Any comments or questions?
    Saw this post, realized I ordered the finger stones - they are still in-the-bag
    Really enjoying my new knives the few times I cook at home. This lack of prep activity means the (many) knives stay sharp and prefer not to futz with them just now.
    But I will try the finger stones on the hand-down yanagi that has not been used for a real long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamanegiKin View Post
    Just ordered a set. Looking forward to trying 'em on my nakiri
    They'll be shipping out tomorrow morning, thanks Erik!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezr View Post
    Saw this post, realized I ordered the finger stones - they are still in-the-bag
    Really enjoying my new knives the few times I cook at home. This lack of prep activity means the (many) knives stay sharp and prefer not to futz with them just now.
    But I will try the finger stones on the hand-down yanagi that has not been used for a real long time

    Let me know what you think when you get around to trying them out.

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    Used them on ... two blades, I think. I didn't have good contrast to begin with from the stones I used beforehand, so the synthetic fingerstones didn't a whole lot in those two instances. Certainly nowhere close to what I saw them do following a King 800

    I'll still have to keep trying with other stones before the fingerstones to see what happens
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    Sounds like you need an 800x Len. Check out Lee Valley

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    I tried my synthetic finger stones a few days ago and had great results. I used them on a Shigefusa gyuto that I removed a forced mustard patina from. I might have gotten a little too aggressive with removing the patina and wanted to restore the finish to something closer to new. I was very pleased with the results though to be honest if I had taken my time a bit more and paid more attention I could have done better. My only complaint with the stones is that for some reason it seemed to leave a somewhat larger scratch every one and a while like a larger piece of grit was breaking of the stone, being trapped between the stone and knife. Not a very noticeable scratch but if I was looking for a professional finish I would be upset. I will continue to experiment to try for even better results, but so far so good. Oh on another note I used the knife for the first time since refinishing and the food release was amazing! 10x better then it was before I had refinished it so great results for function not just looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The hekler View Post
    I tried my synthetic finger stones a few days ago and had great results. I used them on a Shigefusa gyuto that I removed a forced mustard patina from. I might have gotten a little too aggressive with removing the patina and wanted to restore the finish to something closer to new. I was very pleased with the results though to be honest if I had taken my time a bit more and paid more attention I could have done better. My only complaint with the stones is that for some reason it seemed to leave a somewhat larger scratch every one and a while like a larger piece of grit was breaking of the stone, being trapped between the stone and knife. Not a very noticeable scratch but if I was looking for a professional finish I would be upset. I will continue to experiment to try for even better results, but so far so good. Oh on another note I used the knife for the first time since refinishing and the food release was amazing! 10x better then it was before I had refinished it so great results for function not just looks.

    Nice, I never tried them that way, thanks for sharing this.

    Oh and the scratches will come when the stone needs it's edges rounded over, it's a corner digging in almost always. Just do a quickie rounding every so often when using and this won't be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Nice, I never tried them that way, thanks for sharing this.

    Oh and the scratches will come when the stone needs it's edges rounded over, it's a corner digging in almost always. Just do a quickie rounding every so often when using and this won't be a problem.

    Thanks for the tip I wondered if that could have been the cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    They'll be shipping out tomorrow morning, thanks Erik!
    Awesome, thanks again Dave. I'll be sure to get some before and after shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Let me know what you think when you get around to trying them out.
    used finger stones last night - result is a clearly distinct wavy line, very shiny at the edge
    not uniform so will need more work

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