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mainaman

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I got the stone right after Max posted his review of the one he got
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php?529-My-new-stone-)&highlight=atagoyama

The history of the stone is pretty interesting I think.
The stone was in a batch of 3 stones in the same shop. One stone went to Max, one was purchased by Shigefusa, and I got the third one.




The stone is huge , it is more than 3 kg , has nice figuring and feels really really smooth when sharpening on it.
This is probably the best stone I have tried so far in that grit range, the stone is a polisher . It is a bit harder than what a standard knife stone would be but it does not scratch jigane at all. The finish on hagane is amazing a lightly misted mirror, IMHO the best finish for a blade.

I got the stone trough my friend DrNaka, who operated Hide's Export.
He currently has a few more of those great stones for sale, they are pretty cheap for the size (some other popular vendors would not hesitate to ask 3-4 times the price tag for them). The service and shipping are excellent, I got mine trough DHL @ about half the price for EMS (it is weight dependent) and in only 4 days.

For those interested in top quality finishing stone check them out here:

http://hides-export.blogspot.com/2011/05/big-natural-stones-for-sale.html
 

mainaman

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I took a few pics of my Moritaka to show the finish on the Hagane


 

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I bought the Atago Maksim had for sale a few weeks ago (can't wait to get home and use it), but I love stones so much that I'm tempted to sell some other stuff so I can buy a kiita from DrNaka as well. Congrats on your stone, looks great and sounds fun to use.
 

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Nice finish Stefan :)

Heirkb you get one similar !!

Now you need to look for very soft one hehe
 

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Nice finish Stefan :)

Heirkb you get one similar !!

Now you need to look for very soft one hehe
Maksim, I know, but it's always fun to have more. :rolleyes2: I can't wait to try the one you sent me actually.
I have a few softer stones, but you're right, I'll have to get a good soft one (that's not tiny like mine are now) before getting anything else.
 

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I bought the Atago Maksim had for sale a few weeks ago (can't wait to get home and use it), but I love stones so much that I'm tempted to sell some other stuff so I can buy a kiita from DrNaka as well. Congrats on your stone, looks great and sounds fun to use.
this is the best finisher I have used so far, usually stones that make mirror finish will scratch soft iron but this one does not.
 
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