At least for the 1200 the description is not correct, it is very hard!but if i read on fine tools they say this:
These stones work well on stainless steel as well as high-carbon and tool steels. The 400, 4000 and 8000 grit stones are somewhat harder than the 700, 1000, 1200, and 2000 grit stones.
Any idea how the Bester 1200 compares to the Cerax 1000?I know, own and love the two 2000 Shapton Pro and Glass.
Generally I like the 2000 range very much, I have more stones in this range.
Since the Bester 1200 is my favorite soaker (a fantastic stone), I'm curious about the Bester 2000.
And Naniwa Chosera / Pro is not an option, I find the prices excessively high.
I can only compare it to the Cerax 700. It's harder in comparison.Any idea how the Bester 1200 compares to the Cerax 1000?
its a soaker.
release little or no abrasive.
doesn't feel super nice and creamy but not bad.
its a workhorse stone meant to get sh1t done fairly fast.
Perfect, just what I wanted to know, Thanks. In that case i wont look past the Cerax 1000 for kasumi finish for yanagiba sharpening.
Thanks, I thought of getting one of those and maybe also a 6000, but since I already had a Kitayama 8000 I got a Rika 5000. The jump from Cerax 1000 to Rika 5000 seems fine, the kasumi seems nice as well but I'm very new at this.the 3k cerax/ouka is very nice for kasumi if you want some contrast but still refined and smooth scratch pattern imo.