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Nubatama Bamboo For Edge Pro 150
Nubatama Bamboo For Edge Pro 150
Nubatama Bamboo For Edge Pro 150

Nubatama Bamboo For Edge Pro 150

Item #: EDGEPRONubatama-150

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(4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews)

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This review is from Ken Schwartz. It is a brick sort of burnt orange in color. And it works like no other coarse stone I've EVER used.

It cuts metal FAST. It dishes SLOW.

It cuts faster than the 120 pro or GS, faster than the synthetic Ohmura and WAY faster than other finer grit stones. Finer grit stones like the Beston 500, Chocera 400 and other 220 and 320 Shapton stones. It leaves a coarser finish than the finer grit stones I mentioned, except the Beston 500 which doesn't give as fine a finish, cut as fast or dish as slowly.

So far it hardly dishes at all. This is perhaps it's most valuable trait. I've used it on a bunch of CPM 154 Addicts to set bevel angles and a bunch of Aritsugu-A's - and I have yet to have any mud from the stone to show for it. Have yet to need to lap it! The same amount of work on any other stone would give me a mud puddle.

Burr generation is RAPID.

I followed it with a Shapton GS 500. It was an excellent combination. I would also consider it as a starting point for going through the Chocera series - following this stone with a 400 Chocera for instance. From there I switched to some natural stones (aoto and Yaginoshima asagi) for these initial sessions with the 'Bamboo 150'

The 150 Nubatama Bamboo is a finer scratch pattern than the XXC DMT or Atoma 140 and is a perfect followup for them.

It is a porous stone. I would suggest soaking it for about 5 minutes first. That fully saturates the stone. You will need to add water to it to keep it wet. It isn't recommended that you leave it soaking as it doesn't require it. This is a stone for removing metal. It leaves an edge suitable for slice cutting paper or coarse work. Very 'toothy'. It is too coarse for a final finish but excellent for repairs - chips and tips. Strongly consider this stone for work on single bevel knives.

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4  WOW, February 19, 2015
Posted By: Max S.

HOOOOLY CRAP this stone is coarse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I gave it a 3 minute soak and went to work. its like using a cinder block! I mean this thing just eats steel like Alien blood from the movies!
I do have some issues with it though... it leaves a very dry gritty mud that sticks to everything, so you need to be extra careful not to get any on the knife with the next stone. The mud becomes pretty hard to manage actually. I did not like that much ALSO, just a couple passes on a small soft steel 4inch knife, and the stone is completely hollowed out... never seen a stone wear this fast, or cut this fast. Just as good as coarse diamonds. Since the stone wears so quickly, I think 45 bucks is a bit pricey. I can\'t see getting more than 20 knives out of this stone. Not one your ganna need to use on every knife though! If you want coarse, this is it!


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4  decent stone for reprofiling, December 11, 2014
Posted By: Patrick Roos

This stone does a good job of removing metal, even from M390 and D2. The claim that it dishes slowly is inaccurate in my experience. My stone dished rather quickly from reprofiling some kitchen knives and Benchmade pocket knives. In all, it's a good stone worth the money, but make sure you have something to lap the stone with.

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5  Product Review, June 24, 2014
Posted By: Bill Knorr - verified customer

Only used to repair nicks in S30v blade. I had to lap the stone initially, but then it cuts very well and repaired the blade very rapidly, leaving a very satisfactory base for refining. This is a 5 star stone.

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5  Product Review, June 19, 2014
Posted By: Douglas Blair - verified customer

For re profiling, you can go from the Atoma diamond plate to the Nuba 150 to remove the deep diamond scratches. Slow to dish. Nice won't be without it from now on.

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5  Product Review, May 10, 2014
Posted By: Tim - verified customer

I finally got a chance to use this stone. I really like the way it cuts. Very fast cutter. Very pleased. Thanks Mark

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5  Product Review, January 14, 2013
Posted By: Mike Immerman - verified customer

perfect for removing scratch marks from the Atoma 140 or extra coarse DMT, before moving up the stone progression. Does not require much pressure to work quickly.

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