Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:54 pm
So, I currently have a King 1K/6K stone. I only use the 6K side. I'm going to give the King stone to my mom in a few days.
I'm looking for suggestions on a reasonably priced replacement to fit into my current stone progression.
Currently im using the following stones
150 diamond plate
500 shapton glass
Amakusa Natural (~1K)
Any suggestions on what I should replace the king with?
Price is a concern. I'm not going to spend $300 on some super rare dinosaur fossil sedimentary stone or something. Just looking for a decent stone that cuts and also, maybe, leaves a polish that is a little above its claimed grit.
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:10 pm
kitayama might be a good choice for you then
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:18 am
I LOVE mt Kity, but I don't know I'd jump from one of my 1200's to my Kity.
I dont think you can go wrong with Rika 5. I have a King 1200, 3000 & 6000 (not 1k/6k), and there is no comparison. Feedback number one; the feel is night & day. Polish number two, the Rika's mud is just... fun, and she leaves you shining nicely. She makes you wanna get dirty. Number three is grind; she leaves a better bite... period. Edge quality is simply higher on the Rika. IMHO, of course...
Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:04 am
If your using a natural then stick with a stone that will compliment it, the kitayama would not be my first choice for this.
My recommendation goes to the Arashiyama 6k
Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:15 am
I would say Rika 5K and then maybe a Shobu San J Nat or a Ozuka Asagi Koppa. Those are the last 3 stones I use in my progression, but depending on what I want to cut, I may stop at the Rika or Shobu.
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:25 am
i thought he was gonna use the king 6k that he had and was looking for a stone after that.
might i suggest the arashiyama 6k
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:33 pm
I would go with the bamboo nubatama its a semi hard stone and if you purchase the 3x3 atoma 1200 slurry stone you will have one of the best 6 k stone on the market and I own several 6k's and reach for the nubatama every time, its slow wearing and I doubt I will wear it out in my lifespan but I have already been through two kings in 2 yrs so that should speak for itself. Peace and prosperity, jmbullman
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