Posted By: Chris P
- verified customerThis has become my favorite finishing stone. It has basically obsoleted my 8,000 stones because it cuts pretty much just a fast (after lapping a slurry with an Atoma 120), but leaves no scratch marks on mirror polished knives when some of the slurry abrades the body of the knife.
For knives that I sharpen at least once a week, I generally don't even need to go to a lower grit stone. This i quite practical for me. I find the screaming edge from a Shapton 30k is fun as well but will generally reserve it for knives that won't be touching the cutting board (otherwise it degrades to a 12k finish anyway).
I threw out my cheap chromium oxide after reading its medical safety data sheet (toxic, cannot be washed off with water/soap or rubbing alcohol), and stopped using diamond sprays because the were making my throat itch (I suspect the lapping material spring launches the diamonds into the air when it compresses). Plus, I really don't want to get out a pair of gloves every time I sharpen.
This stone is Made in Japan.
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