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    Beston strangeness

    I've had the 500x for a while and it gets regular use, but only recently have I been permasoaking it, along with a few others. When I went to change the water today, I found a nice rainbow under that particular stone.
    I also ran into some internal flaws recently consisting of little 'rocks' imbedded in the matrix. Easy enough to pick out, but still annoying. Anyone else run into weird stone stuff?

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    Thats not good, the rainbow binder is leeching out.

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    My sink has that spot from where I permasoak my 1200 Bester, I was wondering if anyone else had any ideas as to why.

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    Perhaps it is some Iron oxidation (rust) of sorts of little bits of steel left behind from sharpening sessions and this is where it deposits in the pan. I'm guessing both the pan and sink are metal eh?

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    Rainbows: Interesting. I haven't noticed them. It's been a while since I permasoaked, though...
    Rocks: Actually, yes, occasionally. I used to think it was diamonds left over from flattening (which does happen) but a couple of times, I did actually find tiny rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Perhaps it is some Iron oxidation (rust) of sorts of little bits of steel left behind from sharpening sessions and this is where it deposits in the pan. I'm guessing both the pan and sink are metal eh?
    Nope, not rust. The pan is stainless, I flatten & rinse the stones before they go to bed, it doesn't rub off, and it's only under that one stone. I keep 4 stones in the pond & always line them up the same way. And...there's no discoloration on the edge of the stone that contacts the pan!


    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Rainbows: Interesting. I haven't noticed them. It's been a while since I permasoaked, though...
    Rocks: Actually, yes, occasionally. I used to think it was diamonds left over from flattening (which does happen) but a couple of times, I did actually find tiny rocks.
    So far, only found 'em in the 500. Leaves little divots in the surface.
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    Start putting the stone on top of a knife to get badass rainbow patina

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowtyper View Post
    Start putting the stone on top of a knife to get badass rainbow patina
    I can't tell if you're joking or not, and I can't decide whether or not to do this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    I can't tell if you're joking or not, and I can't decide whether or not to do this....
    Hell yeah you should do it. Just use a cheap knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowtyper View Post
    Start putting the stone on top of a knife to get badass rainbow patina


    But I swear, if anyone makes a Titanium Oxide coated kitchen knife, I will put you on my dunzo list.

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