Ok, being an avid sharpener & always on the lookout for increased performance stones, the Nubatamas caught my attention with their launch.
Right from the outset I was terribly confused with the enormous amount of very small grit increments (they keep coming relentlessly) as well as some of the pricing.
So many variations leads to confusion & doubt.
Obviously marketed by the dealer, explanations, motivational videos & retorts are fast, forthcoming & smoothed with sales talk depicting Shaptons & Choseras as "close second & third best"......?????
Having read most of the posts relating this matter, I have recorded some conflicting advice of the same stone......
Is there someone out there that has actually worked through the various stone brands that can honestly supply an unbiased review, comparable with pictures (to the existing fraternity of stones), for us uninformed contemplating to purchase, we need to make informed decisions, and opinions from the dealer does not really cut it?
Please understand that I am not knocking this product, all I am saying, is that it is now being marketed as "the berries", where previously different tunes were sung - are they really that good??
Furthermore, the issue of origin has been purported as "proprietary"......hellooo, Shapton is Shapton & Chosera is Chosera.......do the Google search thingy......tooooooo little original information available for Nubatama....????
I need some serious, honest advice here from a reputable user which has run the mill.....how else does one measure the milestone.....??
Just being inquisitive - don't get me wrong please.
I anxiously await some substantiated comment here......
PS: NO sales pitch please!