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    Alternative to Suehiro 8000

    i broke out my Suehiro 8000 stone (the white one), today. i love the results i get from this thing. very aggressive, yet refined. quick cutter, considering the grit. however, i absolutely hate the feel of the stone. it is too hard, very thirsty and always feels chalky. any suggestions for a replacement? some steels really need the more aggressive edge i get from this stone, and it's a stone i use whenever i'm going to be cutting a lot of tomatoes, but i don't like using it much. i have a Kitayama, a 10kSS and a nice Asagi, and none of them due what this stone does.

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    no suggestions on a finisher that gives an aggressive edge while being pleasant to use?

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    If you want to dip a toe in the natural pond, the Takashima Awasedo from JKI leaves a nice toothy edge.

    http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/...edo-large.html

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    i already have a fine asagi, so i've dipped my toe a bit. i've been eying that stone for quite a while now. thanks!

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    I like coticule for a lot of blades. It doesn't do well on extremely wear resistant steels. Any typical carbon or stainless is fine though.

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    [QUOTE=Pensacola Tiger;122283]If you want to dip a toe in the natural pond, the Takashima Awasedo from JKI leaves a nice toothy edge.

    Takashima leaves a great soft mirror finish too, if you use it to polish a wide convex bevel. aframes also has one currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    I like coticule for a lot of blades. It doesn't do well on extremely wear resistant steels. Any typical carbon or stainless is fine though.
    a coticule is something i've been looking at for a while. none of my knives are super wear resistant, so that would probably work great. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    the Takashima Awasedo from JKI leaves a nice toothy edge.
    I was thinking this same thing as I read the OP, I enjoy mine.
    -Enjoy the ride. *** All statements made herein are my personal opinion and nothing more, regardless of tone or context. ***

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