Sounds like something I saw at a San Francisco "medical" dispensary...
Ok, I have the ends of a progression and looking for a tweener (or two?). I like the hazy Kasumi finish so trying to find some stones to fill the middle out that will bring the haze to my Shirogami.
My current lineup is:
Latte 400 -> ?? -> Rika 5K -> Yaginoshima Asagi
Also have a Naniwa Aotoshi 2k that I picked up for a bunch of soft stainless steel knives that I try and keep sharp for a non-profit. I've used the Aotoshi in my lineup but the Aotoshi/Green Brick seems more on the mirror finish side than the hazy finish.
My original plan has been to get a Chosera 1K when they are restocked. Mostly because I want to try a Chosera stone and I've heard very good things about the Chosera 1K/Hulk.
But with all this time on my hands to reconsider I've started wondering if the Hulk is on the mirror side or the haze side... How about some feedback on the Hulk's finish??
The other options that have popped up while I'm waiting:
Nubatama Ume 1K large
Nubatama Bamboo 1K Gold
Nubatama Bamboo 800 -> Bamboo 1200
Maybe follow any of the above with a Bamboo 2K(although I'm not sure if I need a 2K before the RIka 5K)
Chosera 1K -> Bamboo 2K
Nubatama Ume 1K large -> Bamboo 2K
Nubatama Bamboo 1K Gold -> Bamboo 2K
Nubatama Bamboo 800 -> Bamboo 1200 -> Bamboo 2K
What else is out there that should be considered. More naturals?, another synth besides Chosera? n Nubatama?
Again this/these stone(s) will follow a latte 400 and lead into a Suehiro Rika 5K / Yaginoshima.
This progression is for white carbon knives although I do see an Aogami Super knife in my future.
Apologies for the verbose questions but want to be as clear as possible...