Posted By: Noah
5 people found this review helpfulThis stone is a fast and a smooth cutter, and I have used it on many very low cost German-style knives that have steel with a lot of pitting, and I've been able to rapidly get back to a good blade. It only takes about 10-15 swipes on this to completely reset a blade to the point that it can be polished up at higher grits. I just did a set of cheap to half decent German knives with this, switching to the Naniwah Super 2000 grit and the knives all went from dull to very sharp in very short order. I would have tried the Nubatama Bamboo 400 and the Naniwah 2K 'green brick of joy' for this type of work but CKTG were sold out at the time. Builds a swarf quickly and cuts quickly and very smoothly/uniformly. Very long lasting and harder to gouge than the 2000...in fact it doesn't gouge in my experience. While I have some 800-1200 grit stones, I feel like I don't need to use them when using this because it polishes up so cleanly and leaves a nice haze on the knife to assess the new edge. For already sharp edges it's too much, but for the 6-12 month neglected knife that can no longer cut paper or tomatoes...this is a go-to.
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