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 Post subject: Tsukiji Masamoto Stones
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:50 pm 
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Have any of you tried the Tsukiji Masamoto stones?
I have my eye on their #1K bench stone and am curious as to how it compares to the more typical stones mentioned here.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsukiji Masamoto Stones
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:19 pm 

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Where are you finding them?


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 Post subject: Re: Tsukiji Masamoto Stones
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Here: http://goo.gl/tVuT2m
I caught wind of them after watching a few of the YouTube videos of Misao Hirano sharpening his Tsukiji Masamoto knives.


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 Post subject: Re: Tsukiji Masamoto Stones
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:27 pm 

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I wonder if the coarse and medium are simply king stones?


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 Post subject: Re: Tsukiji Masamoto Stones
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Not sure. In one of his interviews he mentions getting them made to his spec in order to control quality. If they are Kings, I would assume/hope they're custom. I already have a few #1K stones in the rotation/testing, otherwise I'd order one.


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 Post subject: Re: Tsukiji Masamoto Stones
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:00 pm 

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From the video I watched I now don't think they are kings, kings are a lot more muddy so it could very well be stones made to his specs.


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 Post subject: Re: Tsukiji Masamoto Stones
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:40 pm 
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It's a very common practice to have stones OEM'd under private labels.


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 Post subject: Re: Tsukiji Masamoto Stones
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:36 am 

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Didn't realize it but we had a Masamoto 4k at the shop. I used it all day Saturday and it was a very nice stone. Worked equally well on everything from a fujiwara stainless to the PM steel of a blazen.

It easily produces a scary sharp edge on all the steels I used it on and the sharpness was very consistent along with the speed at which the stone cut. It a expensive stone likely made by a larger stone maker but imo worth its cost.


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