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Stone ID needed

Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:55 am

Fellow sharpening enthusiasts,

My wife surprised me with a used sharpening stone she saw for sale. After flattening it as it was quite dished I tried it on my Kikuichi TKC. It is a medium/soft stone that soaked quickly (2-3mins) and it left a very biting hair popping sharp edge. I'm guessing it is in the 2-3k range but I could be waaay off. Anybody have any clues on what it is? Thanks!

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Re: Stone ID needed

Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:04 am

The kanji means "high grade whetstone," a general description.

I hope someone can id it from the base and the tone. Good luck! :)

Re: Stone ID needed

Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:10 am

Thanks for the info! For the $3 my wife paid I was expecting complete junk but it cut surprisingly well.

Re: Stone ID needed

Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:23 am

usually brick colors range in the 800-1k....

looks like a naniwa 3k that has a base.

must be this one

http://www.fine-tools.com/kombischleifstein.html

Re: Stone ID needed

Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:27 am

Looks to dark to be the 3k, looks more like the 1k.

Re: Stone ID needed

Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:48 am

after taking a quick look at the grit size, you're right jeff.

my bad

Re: Stone ID needed

Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:06 am

Jeff and Franz,

I appreciate the help! For the $3 my wife spent I'll find a use for it. If anything it will be a good practice stone.

Re: Stone ID needed

Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:57 pm

I'll give you $4 for it.:D
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