Just saw this one and gotta say that is some nice stone action you have there. did you really get this on eBay? From Japan maybe? how does she cut? I'm guessing she's rather hard? Can you get a quick swarf?
Hello, Asteger. Just wondering, is the Haguro still available?Taj, you can't resist the pretty stones. I'm (not at all shocked) that you ask about that pair although the 5th one on the right, if you could see the sides or if wet, is also nice.
Okay, here they are again:
As said these are all coarse or medium stones, akato or nakato. I'm not quite as bothered about finishers as many people are, so most of what I have are like these and practical for knives. L to R: unknown 'Take Tora' naka, flashy Amakusa (bottom) ara, beautiful Natsuya (top) ara, great Numata Hyotan naka, very obscure Haguro ara.
Since we were talking about lacquer, I chose these because you can really see the bit of colour the 'clear' lacquer gives to the Taketora and Haguro, and the wet look it gives on the Amakusa and Natuya, while I used amber lacquer to dress up the white Numata.
Hey Marcelo, thank you for noticing me.
yeah, the big soft suita was mine at one point. Very clean stone, a little softer than I prefer but it did great on some knives and would give a really nice edge too.Some others I’ve picked up lately. Some of these will have to go.
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honyama renge suita was yours at one point I believe @valgard
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Ohira Renge Suita from Strata
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Ohira Uchi From Aframes
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Ohira Renge Uchi from Strata
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Some soft random uchi