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Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:03 am

Does anyone have any experience with the 4K and/or 8K Imanishi water stones?

These are available locally here for me, that's why I ask, these and the Sigma Power Select II series.


Re: Bester/Imanishi

Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:06 pm

Hi Peter,

The 8K is very similar to the Kitayama. It's soft and finishes well but I tend to strop only on it. It doesn't need much time to soak at all but this is somewhat common on high grit stones.

The 4K leaves a good kitchen knife edge. It's a pretty good cutter and doesn't load very fast. This one needs some soak time.

If I had to choose 1 I would get the 4K.

Re: Bester/Imanishi

Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:01 pm

Thank you very much.

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