Posted By: IF
- verified customerSplash and go stone. Much faster on slurry than without.
Awesome on: old Euro carbon steel, stainless German X50CrMo15, cheap no-name steel, 8Cr13MoV.
Slow but usable on: Carbonext narrow bevel, Spyderco K390 (seems to like naturals somewhat).
Mostly ineffective on: VG-10 wide/flat bevel , Carbonext wide/flat, ZDP-189 anything. (I have not found a natural yet that likes ZDP-189 but VG-10 seems ok-ish with some natural finishing stones as long as the focus is on the edge.)
In other words if you only have cheap or standard German/Euro cutlery this stone (or the Binsui) might be the one stone ticket to sharpening. It will set a bevel quickly and finish better than factory. Will slice printing paper cleanly but not push cut.
AFAIK the Amakusa CKTG currently (Spring 2014) sells is sometimes known as medium grade. Higher grade has less waves, lower grade more (but can be prettier). For knives it probably won't matter. Some find the Amakusa unusable for razors. It probably could be used in a pinch but there are several better hard Nakado stones for that purpose.
Was this rating helpful to you? Yes No