Posted By: Seth Simply put,the debado SNE stones are an amazing value. This is the new formulation of this already fantastic line of stones. They’re harder, require even less water (actually splash n’ go), and wear remarkably slow for how smooth they feel. I put these on par with the naniwa professional and shapton glass. The 600 is somewhat of an oddball for most but I’ve come to really appreciate the finish that comes from a 600-1500/2k progression. In your face “GIVE ME YOUR MONEY” kind of aggression. This stone has the perfect balance of speed and tactile feel. It reminds me a lot of the chosera 400 but just SLIGHTLY softer but somehow more agressive. A lot more agressive actually as it’s very apparent from the scratch pattern. Looks less “sandblasted” and more of visible scratch pattern. I wouldn’t reccomend this stone for a beginner because they’re deceptively quick. This stone will get away from you if you don’t check your work frequently. However that might be a good thing. I mentioned it was slightly softer than the pro 400. I noticed when my angle was off the stone it would make my knife come to halt which deterred any serious gouging. If I had to describe what it feels like: luxurious but agressive, slightly grainy but deliberate. If your into extremely hard stones this may not be up your alley but if you like stone like the naniwa professional, look no further. Comes with an awesome base with grippy rubber feet that you can flip the stone into to store after drying or fill it with water if you feel like giving it a quick soak (doesn’t need it IMO). The corners come champhered out of the box. Made individually with artisanal care. You can’t go wrong. I’m so impressed with this line from suehiro and I’m truly baffled why there aren’t rave reviews about them already. Truly a diamond in the rough.
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