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    The Shapton arrived today and I'm looking forward to using it, on both knives and razors.

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    Awesome! I'm looking forward to your thoughts on how it is for knives and razors!
    Michael
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    The stone will be on its way to EdipisReks on Wednesday.

    I haven't got my writeup done, but it will be posted presently.

    Thanks for the chance to use it!

    Rick

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    I got the stone today, safe and sound.

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    i chipped my tall Takeda a bit taking a chicken apart today, and that was the perfect excuse to finally flatten out the front half profile a bit (it chipped in just the right place), which was the perfect time to use the Shapton 30k. it didn't seem to take a lot of metal off, but after 6 hours of thinning with the Shapton, and an awful lot of purple mud everywhere, it did the job. not much stone left, though. just kidding on that, of course. i went Beston 500 to Chosera 1k to Shapton Glass 4k to Gesshin 8k to the Shapton 30k, and the edge is off the hook. if i had this stone, it would completely replace my strops. i used it for perhaps 10 light strokes per side, after the Gesshin. can't wait to use it on all my knives! the Shapton cut better than i expected, but it's a very smooth, and slow stone, as one would expect. really, really nice.

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    LOL @ using the Shapton for 6 hours!

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you're using it!
    Michael
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    Ya I am def. missing the stone. Not sure how I am gonna swing a 500$ price tag but am looking at scoring one some time next year.
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    Okay, here's the promised report, after using it on both razors and knives.

    My usual routine for straights is to finish on a Shapton Pro 15k, and then strop on a CrO loaded balsa strop. I hoped to be able to shave off the 30k without anything other that a linen and leather hanging strop. I used the 30k as a finisher on three razors, a Wacker, a Le Grelot and a Harner. The results were very similar to the edge that I usually get, but I felt the loaded balsa strop added a bit of smoothness that was lacking coming off the 30k directly.

    I polished the edges of three knives, a Rodrigue CPM154 gyuto, a Masamoto KS wa-gyuto and a Nenox suji, all finished on a 6k Gesshin. There was improvement in my perception of sharpness in all three cases, most noticeable on the Masamoto.

    My impression of the stone is that I'd love to have one, but the pricetag is hard to justify.

    My thanks to Michael for making this passaround possible.

    Rick

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    so, who gets this lovely stone next?

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    sorry, i didn't see the list on page 5.

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