I took my new stone on a test drive yesterday and WOW that sucker was incredible. The swarthy mud it creates while no hint of loading absolutely was great!
Now my Shapton Glass 1K is going to be very lonely . . .
I was also surprised to find the edges already chamfered. I still flattened it including taking the edges off, but probably didn’t have to as it was already flat and edges were already treated.
I sharpened two Shun knives (VG-Max Steel) and some nice-but-German paring knife. Both Shun’s had chips and that stone not only quickly raised a burr, but it was also aggressive enough to get those chips out without using a coarser stone (if the steel was harder, I probably would have pulled out something coarser).
The polish was consistent and cloudy reminding me more of a natural stone instead of synthetic.
What else can I say except that this is a fantastic 1k stone!