Posted By: Steve Rondone
- verified customerThe Naniwa SW 8000 is the best 8k hone I've used on my straight razors. The "expert honemeisters" claim that at 8000 grit, you are only polishing. It does polish nicely however, if you want it to cut, it will cut, easily! Apply a little pressure and this stone will QUICKLY turn black. Also the feedback you get is outstanding like Chosera stones, and it doesn't load up at all. It's light years ahead of Superstones, and the price reflects that. I highly recommend the SW. I'll just add that this did not come in Naniwa retail packaging. I'm sure Mark probably buys these in bulk. It was VERY nicely packed, but I always like to have original factory packaging if I buy or sell something. After all, we're talking about a stone that's over $100.00. Oh yeah, I have NOT had any of this reported problematic hazing or cracking, but I DO let it properly dry.
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