Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:50 am
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.
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:19 am
Where are you finding them?
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:22 pm
I caught wind of them after watching a few of the YouTube videos of Misao Hirano sharpening his Tsukiji Masamoto knives.
Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:27 pm
I wonder if the coarse and medium are simply king stones?
Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:51 pm
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.
Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:00 pm
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.
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:40 pm
It's a very common practice to have stones OEM'd under private labels.
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:36 pm
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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