Posted By: Canadian
- verified customerThis is probably the most underrated stone. Short 5 minute soak and she is good to go. Water stones, even the most sought after, have their tradeoffs. Where the Arashiyama shines is in its ability to balance these tradeoffs to make for an excellent stone that is relatively fast, dishes slow enough, is easy to flatten, creates a nice, even and hazy finish ready for 5-8k finisher. The feel is excellent and it will create a lot of mud if you want it to. If you want something comparable to the Bester but without the need for soaking, this is your stone. It works great on all types of steels.
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