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    Synthetic Fingerstones

    I've got myself a little stash of these guys and thought that maybe some of you might want some for yourself.

    They're man made (no soak needed) stones that are sort of fast wearing yet fast cutting and they easily conform to shapes of uneven bevels and the popular hamaguriba form.

    These stones aren't meant to re-surface the sides of knives like many people use natural fingerstones for. They're strictly for cleaning up and making an even surface appearance of the blade road of single bevel knives to bring up a nice kasumi finish and texture. The surface provided is great for food release and is easy on the eyes.

    These little buggers are what I've been using for years to help me make not so pretty stuff look good. For a sharpener using synthetic stones on single bevel knives this is the answer you've been looking for.

    I'm thinking of selling 3 or 4 pieces for $10. Any interest?

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    Don't lie, you dropped a king 800, didn't you?

    Got any pics of a bevel? I don't need them, but hey, that's not always stopped me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    Don't lie, you dropped a king 800, didn't you?

    Got any pics of a bevel? I don't need them, but hey, that's not always stopped me.

    LOL

    Even though I have dropped a King 800x these aren't from that or even King 800x fingerstones. I did use those a lot early on though.

    These stones are actually what I use after a King 800x finish on lots of knives I do. I get mucho compliments on this too and it's oh so simple to do.

    I don't have comparison before/after type pictures (yet) but here's one example of what a bevel would look like from using these stones on it...

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    Perty! I might be interested

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    I forgot to mention that these stones work great on wide beveled doubles like Takeda and Moritaka type knives as well.

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    It is interesting to see the photos themselves Stones

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    I'll try one. Can you send it with my previous order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    I'll try one. Can you send it with my previous order?
    Will do - thanks!

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    I got this PM last night....

    so how the finishing of this stone then ? hazy, cloudy, or slightly mirror like 5k or 10k naniwa ss ?

    My answer....

    The finish is going to be greatly effected by the stone used directly before it. I almost always use either the King 800x or synthetic aoto but it works also following the Rika, Kitayama, etc. It ranges between hazy/scratchy to matte(ish) to near polished. Also how you use it will effect the end results too, like if you build up mud or use heavy or light pressure, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladimir View Post
    It is interesting to see the photos themselves Stones

    I'm going to do something for this soon.

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