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And info on the new pros?? do these crack too? i have a feeling when naniwa released the almost identical pro versions they made them so they wouldn't crack. Thats at least what i would have done.
 

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The Naniwa Pros are thinner and unmounted, can dry more evenly and so they do.
 

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What do we mean by new Naniwa Pro ? Did they do something different to them since I bought mine a year ago? I have a 400,800 and 3000 that all have those spider web cracks.All used as spray and go and laid on their sides in a rack to dry. I'm here to tell ya,they crack.
 

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What do we mean by new Naniwa Pro ? Did they do something different to them since I bought mine a year ago? I have a 400,800 and 3000 that all have those spider web cracks.All used as spray and go and laid on their sides in a rack to dry. I'm here to tell ya,they crack.
I'm guessing Chosera mounted on a base are the old ones and non-mounted with a plastic case to use as a base are the new ones.
 

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I'm guessing Chosera mounted on a base are the old ones and non-mounted with a plastic case to use as a base are the new ones.
I have the non mounted ones.I keep reading that the new ones do not crack and since I have the unmounted Naniwa Pros that are cracked,I just wanted to throw that out there in case some believe what they read.
 

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Bought a couple 10,000 grits a used Chosera that had a chip on it got it cheap. While I had it developed spiderweb cracks eventually over the entire surface. Didn't effect the sharpening though. Other was the Naniwa Super If you want a high polish was good for that. I sold both of these stones because liked the Kitayama for my single bevels & at the time preferred stones on wooden bases. Both 10,000 had no base.

Still have a Chosera 400 one of the better coarse stones I have used. Very dish resistant for such a coarse stone.

These days use gesshin soakers. Like that you can get xtra large in the 400 & IK suits my needs perfectly. Like my old big Kings. I have numerous medium stones, the King Hyper is a good one.
 

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I have the non mounted ones.I keep reading that the new ones do not crack and since I have the unmounted Naniwa Pros that are cracked,I just wanted to throw that out there in case some believe what they read.
I'm sure I read too that the new ones without base crack.
If they didn't, I would have got them instead of the Chosera with base.
I figured if either are susceptible to cracking, I might as well get the ones with bases and cleaning stones.
 

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I'm sure I read too that the new ones without base crack.
If they didn't, I would have got them instead of the Chosera with base.
I figured if either are susceptible to cracking, I might as well get the ones with bases and cleaning stones.
I like the Chosera stones for their feel and effectiveness so when a deal came along for a Choe with bases in the 400,800 and 3000,I purchased them so they are still unused and in their original boxes and never taken out of the boxes actually.They are out of harms way on my top shelf.They are there to MAYBE be used at a later date or sold,one or the other.
 

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I like the Chosera stones for their feel and effectiveness so when a deal came along for a Choe with bases in the 400,800 and 3000,I purchased them so they are still unused and in their original boxes and never taken out of the boxes actually.They are out of harms way on my top shelf.They are there to MAYBE be used at a later date or sold,one or the other.
So you have a cracked set of Pros, and a new set of Choseras. Been so many posts here, are your Pros cracked but still usable? I specifically got the choseras from reports that they have good feedback. I was almost set on Shapton Glass then I heard they have poor feedback. Being new to sharpening I didn't think the SG would have been the best choice for me. If mine fair well I'll pick up a 400 later on as well.
 

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So you have a cracked set of Pros, and a new set of Choseras. Been so many posts here, are your Pros cracked but still usable? I specifically got the choseras from reports that they have good feedback. I was almost set on Shapton Glass then I heard they have poor feedback. Being new to sharpening I didn't think the SG would have been the best choice for me. If mine fair well I'll pick up a 400 later on as well.
Oh yes,even though my 400,800 and 3k choes have spider webbing cracks,they in no way affect the feel or sharpening.You can't even feel them.I just know they are there throughout the stone as they appear when you wet the stone.
 

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Oh yes,even though my 400,800 and 3k choes have spider webbing cracks,they in no way affect the feel or sharpening.You can't even feel them.I just know they are there throughout the stone as they appear when you wet the stone.
Perfect!
 
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