Posted By: Branwell
- verified customerFor quite some time now I've thought to myself if I could only find a mid grit version of a Rika 5k, I'd be in mid grit heaven.
The Ume 1.5K is just that stone. Its got all the Rika's positive attributes. Its fast, has super smooth drag on the blade, and doesn't wear too fast. Its also more or less a splash and go.
But at $140 bux, really? Is it worth it? Its coarser brother the Ume 1K will remove metal as fast if not faster and still leave an edge perfect to finish on a 6K, and do it at less than half the price. Isn't that a better deal? No. It isn't. The Ume 1K is a truly great stone. It feels good, cuts silly fast, but the Ume 1.5K is just in a different class.
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