Blue Aoto 2000x Water Stone
Blue Aoto 2000x Water Stone
Blue Aoto 2000x Water Stone

Blue Aoto 2000x Water Stone

Item #: BlueAoto2000WaterStone

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This is and interesting stone. The Blue Aoto 2000 grit stone measures 51.6mm x 73.5mm x 215mm (it's a big stone) and weighs 1500g. This is a somewhat softer stone with easy mud generation and a nice hazy finish. The stone is listed as a 2000 grit but it has a mix of synthetic and natural material and allows you to further refine the bevel and edge between your medium grit stones and a final finishing stone.

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5  Product Review, February 29, 2012
Posted By: Donnie - verified customer

Decent feedback. Not as soft as some might suggest. Still trying to see where it fits in the lineup but certainly feels finer than 2K. Excellent value in a mid-range stone.

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5  Product Review, July 16, 2011
Posted By: M. Pettersson - verified customer

I have been using several differnt man made Aoto stones before. This one is superior the finish kasumi(mist) it leaves on the jigane (soft steel) are amazing. It's super soft and a pleasure to work with, so much that I just refinished a few of my own knives just for fun. The cutting speed isn't as great as other stones in the same grit though. This will definitly stay in my finishing arsenal.

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4  Product Review, January 3, 2011
Posted By: Jesse - verified customer

The stone is listed as 2k, but it seems closer to 5k to me. It's a very very soft stone that gets muddy fast, and that mud is what will give almost a hazy mirror finish. The finish is actually quite beautiful and some people would surely prefer it to a polished mirror finish on the right knife. It's a little tricky to get the soaking time right. Soak it too long, and it gets mushy, which you can fix by lapping with a diamond plate. It stains your fingers a dark dark blue. It can be pretty fun to sharpen with, if you like a soft muddy stone. You might want to wear latex gloves if you don't like blue fingers though. It cuts much slower than I would expect for a 2k stone, especially one this soft. The cutting speed seems more like a 10k stone to me. I have used it to finish kitchen knives with good results.

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