- Oct 24, 2020
- Reaction score
- PNW USA
Finally got around to using that Washita, luckily had some honing oil tucked away. Mine turned kinda greyish once I put the oil on before sharpening.
I tried a ginsan santoku that still had a decent edge. I was surprised at how quickly this stone formed a burr with pretty light pressure, but also deburring wasn't an issue. I only messed around with paper towels and a random grocery bag I had nearby but I'm extremely pleased with the toothy edge it produced. Looking forward to attacking some tomatoes and peppers. If my initial impressions hold true, this will make a beautiful pocket knife stone. A little small for my cleaver but I'm going to try it anyway soon.
Best $15 I've spent in a while, just wish they were water stones like the Belgians.
I don't have a true Washita. @Desert Rat is our resident expert on those gems but I have played with a lot of Softs over the years. Experiment with pressure! These stones can take it and a change in pressure can have noticeable impacts.