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    Has anybody else had a kitayama go soft?

    i've noticed, over the last few months, that my Kitayama is softer and more prone to damage, than it used to be. it still cuts fine, and leaves a nice edge, but a tenacious burr can easily gouge the surface, instead of grinding off or being grabbed. admittedly, i use my Kit different from most, as i use it straight from a 3-4k stone, but still, it was never an issue before. i'm guessing that this is due to magnesia soaking out of the stone, though i've been careful with it. i've had the stone for a couple years, i'd say, and it's been used heavily. i'm still going to use it, but only for edge refinement, as needed, or for touchup: i just bought a Gesshin 8k to replace it for heavy use. has anybody else experienced this issue?

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    I have had mine for about a year hand have had no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    i've noticed, over the last few months, that my Kitayama is softer and more prone to damage, than it used to be. it still cuts fine, and leaves a nice edge, but a tenacious burr can easily gouge the surface, instead of grinding off or being grabbed. admittedly, i use my Kit different from most, as i use it straight from a 3-4k stone, but still, it was never an issue before. i'm guessing that this is due to magnesia soaking out of the stone, though i've been careful with it. i've had the stone for a couple years, i'd say, and it's been used heavily. i'm still going to use it, but only for edge refinement, as needed, or for touchup: i just bought a Gesshin 8k to replace it for heavy use. has anybody else experienced this issue?
    for what its worth, the gesshin 8k is soft

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    for what its worth, the gesshin 8k is soft
    I doubt it's this soft. My kit now makes my 10k SS feel like a Chosera.

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    I've had the kitayama for over 4 years now. Never had any issue's . Haven't used it much as of late, maybe soaking to much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    i've had a kitayama for years and never had it feel softer than a 10k ss
    I might try taking a quarter inch off and see what it's like, then. I've been wanting a faster and toothier solution though, so I think the gesshin was a good snap decision, from what I've read.

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    i dont want to say anything, but i will be curious to hear what you think when it gets there

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