Posted By: Ryan RI think this stone represents one of the best values to be had in the 6k+ finishing stone world. There's a lot of things to like about this stone. It's a relatively hard stone but not hard in the same way as a Shapton Pro. From what I understand this is a splash and go stone(it absorbs some water) but it can be soaked without harming the stone or the performance of the stone. That's a good quality to have compared to some other hard splash and go stones that are not as durable and require more care. It is a joy to sharpen on, good feedback and feel. It is easy to raise a little slurry with a small plate or something to produce a nice slurry if you want to. I get very good edges off of this stone as well, I can't really think of a bad thing to say about it. The 6k Arashiyama is a proven stone, I would easily recommend to anyone in the market for a stone in this range. I think it gets overlooked as new stones come in and out of the market but it shouldn't be forgotten about because it remains a solid contender and is a very nice stone in many ways.
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