Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:08 am
Jason B. wrote:The 1k gold is not bad but it's not great. It does cut fast on carbon steels and softer stainless but starts to choke on more wear resistant steels. It feels hard but wears quickly and has a problem with releasing large abrasive particles which cause streaking scratches on larger bevels. It has a great feel and is priced well but is not a stone I would buy again.
Thank you for the information.
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:22 pm
Great info on both posts.
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:45 pm
Chosera!!! I also have the nubatama ume 1k and the chosera wins for me hands down. Holds water better, doesn't load badly, good scratch pattern and fast cutting. Just my opinion though
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:09 pm
You may consider the Chosera 800, corresponds more or less to a 1.2k JIS. Very versatile.
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:31 am
I went for the Shapton Pro 1k. Used it last night after my Beston 500. Felt great.
I still have a lot of holes to fill on my progressions, but I am temporarily happy.
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:59 pm
Good stone, I think you'll enjoy it.
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