First impressions & comparisons: Morihei Hishiboshi 500, 1000, 4000

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  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:14 AM #31

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    Agreed, 4k works great for me as a pure splash and go. Definitely benefits from a little atoma-generated slurry per recommendation by Kitchen Samurai.

    Is this because the Morihei series is missing low grits or do they not play nicely with VG10? Have only used with carbons at present.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:10 PM #32

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    I was repairing a chipped Kai Nakiri and wanted to test my new Kuromaku 120; typically I use my Naniwa workhorse to fix damaged knives ;)


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  3. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:28 PM #33

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    That‘s awesome, I would love to have such a horizontal wheel...!
    How did the 120 work for you?
     
  4. Jan 15, 2020 at 7:04 AM #34

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    I had not previously used such a low grit as Kuromaku 120, so I did not know what to expect. I have to admit I was at least a little bit surprised to find out how fast it was and how easy it was to work with. I can recommend it to anyone who needs to fix knives.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2020 at 8:31 PM #35

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    Let’s hijack this thread for a short while, I think this fits here nicely.

    This is only a first impression too.

    Got my stones this week and had time to try some polishing. I believe Labour of love asked about the finish on a wide bevel and I thought maybe I can show something. The blade in the pictures needs a lot more attention to be pretty, the factory scratches are really deep and there are still lots of low spots. Also I am not a polishing pro, actually I’m too lazy for that, but I think I can give you an idea about the finish they are leaving.

    I will have to agree that the color of the 500 sucks
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    Finish is not too bad after raising some slurry:
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    The 1k makes a brighter finish:
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    And finally the 4k finishes with a semi mirror on core steel but that’s hard to capture:
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    Sorry for the crappy pictures.
    Feeling is nice on all three stones, especially the 4k is buttery smooth.
     
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  6. Jan 18, 2020 at 8:41 PM #36

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    You’re speaking my language here. Those finishes look great too.
    Thanks for the photos.
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2020 at 10:47 PM #37

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    I have seen several photos online of much whiter colored 500 and 1k stones. Do these actually exist? That 500 is.... dark.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2020 at 9:33 PM #38

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    Thanks for adding your thoughts and some wide-bevel pictures, that makes this thread a bit more comprehensive!

    The 500 continues to grow on me, it works great and doesn’t dish too quickly. Still, a lighter color would have been nice!
     
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