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Imanishi 10,000 - or other???

Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:08 am

I am wanting a higher grit stone for my straight razor.

I like the price point of the Imanishi 10k, but is it far enough away from my Chosera SS 8k to see a significant improvement?

Are there any other recommendations for a next step from my 8k (price is a factor)?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Imanishi 10,000 - or other???

Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:26 am

Probably the best 10k in its price range and better than stone two or three times its price.

Re: Imanishi 10,000 - or other???

Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:01 pm

Jason,

Do you think I will see a decided improvement in edge refinement over the Chosera SS 8k?

Re: Imanishi 10,000 - or other???

Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:37 pm

Maybe, but the SS polish waaaaaay beyond there stated grit as does the 10k imanishi. I would probably look into the 12k SS or natural stones.

Re: Imanishi 10,000 - or other???

Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:33 pm

Wait, do you have a Chocera or a SuperStone?

Re: Imanishi 10,000 - or other???

Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:01 pm

Doh!

Naniwa SS 8k. Nice catch Adam.

The SS 8k is my highest grit stone right now. My lower grit stones are King Ice Bears.

Re: Imanishi 10,000 - or other???

Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:09 pm

You might consider going for the Shapton Pro 15k. Very popular among the razor nuts.

Re: Imanishi 10,000 - or other???

Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:33 pm

The SS 8k to Shapton Pro 15k is not too big a jump?

Re: Imanishi 10,000 - or other???

Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:05 am

I've seen it said many times that doubling the grit in your progression is acceptable. I personally never go higher than 8k so I can only assume.

Re: Imanishi 10,000 - or other???

Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:56 am

Do ya'll have any thoughts on mixing stone manufacturers?

Since my low grit stones are King, the 8K, Naniwa, and I'm looking at Imanishi or perhaps Shapton?
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