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    Questions about Naniwa superstones after some reading around here

    These days is more likely to find it without a base.
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    Jende Nanocloth

    It's a very different game, for people searching sub 10 BESS scores and stuff like that. I'll compare something in a couple of days anyway. I'm just curious.
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    Questions about Naniwa superstones after some reading around here

    While Chosera 10k performs great, diminishing returns are terrible (I mean more than one would expect anyway). Very expensive problematic stone, with some serious usage problems (same goes for Kramer 10000, even with the base thing going on). It's just prone to shatter. At that price point, my...
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    Edge losing tooth but can't pop hairs? Over polishing

    Well, consider this. Some people do use the 1000-10000 combo with great results and are happy. Secondly, if you found something that works, do it more. Eventually everything will improve little by little. But my guess was that since the 12k edge is so good, you might experience some burr...
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    Questions about Naniwa superstones after some reading around here

    Why 12k? Just because :D But, I'd say don't ever buy the 12k, get the 10k Super Stone. I think this has everything you want and does it better. You might also like Shapton Glass 6k HC and even skip both Super Stones (5+10).
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    Questions about Naniwa superstones after some reading around here

    Starting with softer stones was a plus, in my experience, for anyone. I'll try to put some things into perspective. This "high" grit polished edge that's not able to cut anything is a myth. It's just that most people don't have enough practice with them and the edges are changed by...
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    how do I get my knives to cut like it did out of the box?

    Is there a tutorial somewhere teaching you this? I'm really curious as I've seen similar approach several times and makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. 10° is as zero as anyone would ever need. Most knives or jobs would struggle keeping such an edge. You also make a convex somewhere...
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    Jende Nanocloth

    Depends on what you are used to. Has a very different draw than any other "liquid" carried one might encounter, even when dry.
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    Edge losing tooth but can't pop hairs? Over polishing

    Yeah. Get a soft 1000 stone (King, Suehiro) and use it until you can shave hair, cut tomatoes and so on, constantly. After that, use whatever you like. *with 12k something does happen, in a positive way, since 1k can't shave anything. So, on top of everything, some burr could still be present...
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    Jende Nanocloth

    That's true. It's how it works. But I want to test it with something else.
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    How to transition from practicing on Western knives to sharpening Japanese knives

    It's rubbing metal, but not just. It's geometry, it's progression, it's edge development and so on. Now, this doesn't necessarily have to be important for everyone, but it doesn't make them non existing.
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    Jende Nanocloth

    There is a diamond paste labeled Norton, a bit expensive, not really great. For EU I might be able to help with some abrasives of very good quality. I'll be back for Jende strop. I need to get one and see something.
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    Knife edge won't last after sharpening

    Obviously. It's all filmed in reverse. That's how I do my edge trailing anyway.
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    Knife edge won't last after sharpening

    Wire edge/weak edge can also be solved to some extent (with experience to any extent) with a very hard natural stone, like a hard ark. It's slow enough not to generate new problems, too.
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