Posted By: Max S I have had this stone for a while now, however I currently own the older version which was 25mm thick and comes on a base. I have had zero cracking and fracturing problems.
The stone is very hard, has a slightly sticky feel to it when honing. Sort of reminds me of a natural stone in feel, which I think is exactly what naniwa strives for. The stone leaves one heck of a polish for 5k, and is extremely wear resistant.
I'm not sure what it is about this stone but I don't particularly love it. It seems to constantly absorb water, and I have a hard time keeping the surface wet. I struggle to get the edge I want off this stone, hard to describe, it does load up quite a bit for a chosera stone as well. Probably my least favorite of the chosera stones I have tried, and it is quite expensive. I think this may be why a lot of people opt out for the pink 3k stone. Not a bad stone, probably fantastic for razors but I find my self reaching for other hones at this grit level.
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