Stone is on its way to you.
Have shipping info for you but can't send it because your mailbox is full.
"Don't you know who he is?"
Thank you very much for this opportunity.
Wish I could post photos but it'll have to wait until I can get them to another site. It appears that that I have to link a URL instaed of direct upload.
Anyway, the stone is totaly different than what I expected. Based on other reviews of Shapton stones this one was really smooth and "silky" feeling not at all glassy or scratchy. It cuts really fast as you can see swarf after 3-5 strokes on all alloys put on in. I ran S-35-VN, CPM 154, VG-10, Cruwear, O-1, Cowrey X, S-110-V and whatever the Harner is...I think 52100??? I washed the stone after each use and looked for loading and there was vitually none. There is also no wear to speak of after 10 long blades. I did not mic it but based on the visual there were no deep scratches or gouges. I really wish I could post a picture of the stone after all the work I put it through because it came out looking new. Usually after running 5 blades over a splash-n-go I can see where i worked the blades....on this one, NOT near as much...very impressive. Very little mud came up without nagura but just enough to keep it from loading.
Michael...I'll sent it back w/o lapping just so you can see it and maybe get some pics posted. I'll PM you two pics I did get.
After putting the Harner on it I took the it back to the board and cut some stuff and the knife took on a totally different personality that I could actually feel. I've tried this with a bunch of other stones and this was quite different. This stone also excelled as a stropping stone. After washing the stone the fifth time I realized it was going to out live me. I can only imagine what a straight razor would feel like after a few light passes on this thing. I will be adding this one to the stone corral soon.
I would like to propose a change in order of delivery.
Since I am sending the Harner back to Pensacola Tiger and he gets the stone after EdipisReks I can ship both to PT and then he could send the stone to ER to finish out the passaround. Would that be acceptable to y'all??
I agree with Pablo, this stone still has my attention.
Chewie's the man.
Paul, what was your progression to get to the 30k?