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Soft Naturals speed test !

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maxim

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I made some "soft" Natural stones test :)
Soft naturals is usually super nice for Knifes and make very good haze finish that we all like on Kasumi knifes !
But they work very good on westerns too because speed is bit higher on those.
In the video:
Takashima lv 2, Hakka lv 2,5 , Kizuyama lv 3 (it is bit harder then the rest) , Ohira suita lv 2, Ozuku lv 2,5, Hideriyama lv 2,5, Hideriyama range suita lv 2,5

Here you go:

[video=youtube;IkQgzYCbTrE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkQgzYCbTrE[/video]
 

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Those Hideriyamas are huge !!! :) And surprisingly fast and very fine. The last one is most special one it looks bit yellow in the video but its more of white stone.
 

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Would you say the finish was about the same for all of them? What is your blade made out of? Do you notice a difference in speed when focusing on the hagane/edge?
 

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I think the finest of these stones was Kizuyama lv 3 and Ozuku, but really not that much !
But for speed Range suita nd other Hideriyama was winers :)
I have used it on Blue 2 steel in the video.
But i have also tested them on Honyaki, speed was the same as on kasumi blades.
 
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