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takeda handheld stone

Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:33 pm

want to request some info on it..
1. measurements
2. grits
3. how to prep
4. how to use
thanks!

Re: takeda handheld stone

Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:13 pm

I can't remember. Something like 5 inches long and maybe 2 inches wide. I'm at home so I can't measure right now.

The grits are 800 on the dark one and 1200 on the white one.

To prep just soak for 5 minutes and flatten the stone just like you would flatten any stone.

It's pretty easy to control and Shosui recommends you use a sharpie to mark the edge and use a scrubbing motion to remove the mark. It's easier than free hand sharpening since the stone is in your hand and it's easy to control a consistent angle. The down side is the stone grits are limited.

Re: takeda handheld stone

Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:34 am

They are easy to use but dish pretty quickly.
The stones are 5" x 1 1/4"
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