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 Post subject: Re: 6k recommendation
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:17 am 
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I'd consider the 3k Bamboo or the more affordable natural Meara stone and then jump from there to your natural polishing stone for instance a Yaginoshima asagi. Don't expect a shiny finish from either the 3k or your natural stones but rather a hazy finish on cladding or soft steel and a shiny finish on the core steel (hagane) with a hint of black haze - a kurobakiri finish.

If you want a bright finish with no contrast, consider not using natural stones and going with Shaptons for a bright finish.

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