Posted By: Rob Babcock
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1 people found this review helpfulA quick update: This one works very, very well on SG-2 and VG-10 as well. The traditionalists will probably wince but I've had great results raising a bit of slurry with the DMT. I like sharpening on it immediately after flattening it. It cuts surprisingly fast and leaves a great polish behind.
One remarkable thing about this stone is the smooth-yet-grabby bite it gives an edge. Before I started getting into J-nats the Naniwa Chocera 10k was the only stone I'd seen that creates this effect. There's no easy way to compare the stones as they're quite different but I can say that they're very comparable in quality and the type of cutting performance (not necessarily appearance, though) they give. Considering the Ozuku Asagi is about 1/4 the price of the 10k Chocera I'd say it's quite a bargain. It's done a very good job on all the steels I've tried it on. And it works especially well following the Tanaka natural Aoto I recently acquired.
Highly recommended for those looking into getting into a natural Shiageto without breaking the bank.
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