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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim View Post
    sample display
    Nice idea and would be great fun to try some of them. Too bad that Aarhus is, well, nowhere near where I live.

    I can't make out all the kanji, and would take me a while to figure them out anyway, but looks like a fantastic assortment.

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    I recently became member of the J-nat club. Just one stone, but I already love it.

    A Oohiro Tomae Lv3,5 from Maxim. I tried it only once for sharpening my Hiromoto Gyuto. The progression was 1000K grit, 3000k grit and the Jnat - 1st without nagura and then with -. I am not an expert on sharpening but i was always able to get my knives sharp, however this time it was even sharper than before.

    I also loved the feeling of the stone, it is very responsive and gives me a great feedback - much better than the naniwa snowwhite -. This stone seems to be a great finisher for my Hiro, I dont know how the other knives will match with it but I am sure I will be getting some very good results.

    Thanks Maxim

    Pics to follow.

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    Thanks Happy that you enjoy the stone

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    Post photos if you'd like. Always fun to see more naturals.

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    I really have troubles posting pics in this forum ... but will try.

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    Ohira Suita

    Here's an Ohira family picture:



    Mostly on the softer side, though some are a little harder. Some are faster than others. For the most part, they are pretty similar in grit. Not sure why the top left corner is missing in a lot of the stones. Is it some sort of mark?

    *** Sorry for the poor picture quality. Google seems to scale my picture down and I cant figure out how to link to the full sized version...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinster View Post
    Here's an Ohira family picture:



    Mostly on the softer side, though some are a little harder. Some are faster than others. For the most part, they are pretty similar in grit. Not sure why the top left corner is missing in a lot of the stones. Is it some sort of mark?

    LET ME GET ONE OF THOSE LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinster View Post
    Here's an Ohira family picture:



    Mostly on the softer side, though some are a little harder. Some are faster than others. For the most part, they are pretty similar in grit. Not sure why the top left corner is missing in a lot of the stones. Is it some sort of mark?

    *** Sorry for the poor picture quality. Google seems to scale my picture down and I cant figure out how to link to the full sized version...
    The ones with cut corner are #30 and are cheaper than those that are perfect shape. The missing corner is along the skin, where two layers of the strata are separated, not cut on purpose.

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    Atago Family Picture

    Here are my stones from Atagoyama (maybe)



    Red aoto, green aoto, green nakato, green awasedo, kiita, and kiita. Last 3 are #24 stones, which seem to be more available with the atago mine than others. The green aoto is the most recent addition and I have to say it might be my favorite nakato so far.... smoother and more consistent than any aoto I've tried to date, including an expensive vintage one.

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    Vinster, you're shaming the rest of us!

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