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 Post subject: Ume 1.5k goodness!!!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:24 pm 

Joined: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:44 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Northern Virginia
When I'm not in a hurry and want to sharpen on stones that I love the feel of, I tend to break out the King 1.2k and finish up on the Rika 5k. I know people poo poo the King as being slow, and maybe it is, but that stone has a great feel.
The Rika on the other hand is fast and feels great to boot. I thought if I could only find a mid grit stone with the great qualities of the Rika, I'd be in mid grit heaven.

So I looked around for other mid grit possibilities. I tried the King 800 and 1000. I tried the Bester 1.2k. I tried the Ume 1k, an Aoto Aono JNat, and I tried a Shapton GS 1K. I tried a Gesshin 600. They all have there pros and cons, but as soon as I laid the blade on the Ume 1.5k, I knew I'd struck pay dirt.

Its fast for its grit rating like the Ume 1k is fast for it's, but it feels very much like a mid grit version of a Rika 5K. Its just got this silky smooth feel with great drag on the blade. You just want to sit there and sharpen all day.

 Post subject: Re: Ume 1.5k goodness!!!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:14 pm
Posts: 729
Location: San Ramon Ca.
I've had my eye on that Ume 1500 stone for quite awhile. Glad you like it.

Pete in San Ramon
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