Posted By: Ryan RI just got this stone and have only used it for a few knives so far but was so impressed that I felt the need to review it. I've tried many lower grit water stones and like others have had a hard time finding one that I really liked. I believe I just found it in this stone. It's a fairly hard stone that cuts improbably fast for its grit rating and also feels very nice while doing it, very nice feedback for how coarse it is. It leaves a nice crisp edge for a 400 that i could fairly easily shave with. I didn't have any problems with loading even when it started to dry out a little bit. It's really everything I want in a 400, a fast cutting stone with great feedback that leaves a crisp edge ready for refinement with the next stone of your choice. I currently have a beston 500, shapton pro 320 and cerax 320(hate that stone but that's another story) and I can immediately tell that I prefer this stone over any of them. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good 400. Seems to be a great value, I think this stone will last a long time.
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