Got the Naniwa stone in before the long weekend, didn't really put it to it's paces until today where I took some of my kit to a 5k ceramic chosera then to the naniwa 10k.
I think i might want another stone to fill the 5-10k jump but the results I'm achieving are simply divine.
I used to be able to get knives shaving sharp, sure you could shave with them but you wouldn't really enjoy it. This stone however, whether it's carbon or SS does a wicked number on the edge. You could comfortably shave with the knives that come off this stone, albeit with a strop on bare leather after
So far I'm very impressed with the stone. Only lapped it once OOTB and haven't since even after 4 blades.
For roughly 70 bucks for the 1cm stone with the base I think this is a must for anyone who likes to sharpen but can't yet afford other finishing stones. I really can't compare it to other finishing stones as I only have this and a J-nat finisher.