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 Post subject: What is the best Nagura for synthetic stones?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:43 pm 

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I'm looking to make more mud on some of my stones. Gesshin, Chosera, King, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best Nagura for synthetic stones?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:51 pm 

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I used to use a diaface 600.

http://www.amazon.com/Diaface-Moonflex-Snowboard-Diamond-Stone/dp/B000I4V70K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396043321&sr=8-1&keywords=diaface

I have heard good things about the 1500 as well.

But recently i have started to just build up mud the old fashioned way, sharpening. Then lightening up once the desired mud has been generated.

Mowgs


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best Nagura for synthetic stones?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:03 pm 

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The thing is some just don't make mud like my Chosera 3k - feels gummy on some steels and gets black, but doesn't give up the slurry. I permasoak it too like my Gesshin 400 and Beston 500. My Mino 1k is fine as is my Gesshin 400.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best Nagura for synthetic stones?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:09 pm 

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Location: Pensacola, FL, USA
Mike9 wrote:The thing is some just don't make mud like my Chosera 3k - feels gummy on some steels and gets black, but doesn't give up the slurry. I permasoak it too like my Gesshin 400 and Beston 500. My Mino 1k is fine as is my Gesshin 400.


Magnesia based stones, like the chocera, should not be permasoaked. Permasoaking will lead to cracking.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best Nagura for synthetic stones?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:42 pm 

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I read soaking was fine and haven't experienced any cracking on it. It's been in water for six months and no problem.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best Nagura for synthetic stones?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:19 am 

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Mike9 wrote:I read soaking was fine and haven't experienced any cracking on it. It's been in water for six months and no problem.


It's your stone, Mike. Do be aware that the first signs are crazing on the surface.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best Nagura for synthetic stones?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:52 am 

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I stand corrected - it's a Naniwa Super Stone


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best Nagura for synthetic stones?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:28 pm 

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naninwa will never develop mud, at least nowhere near what a king does. I've found those stones perform best if you keep them wet and keep too much swarf from buidling up on them as well. They made me wish i had a sink bridge


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best Nagura for synthetic stones?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:20 pm 

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Good to know I wondered why this stone collects swarf so fast. I'm constantly cleaning it as I sharpen. 3k does leave a nice, slightly toothy edge for proteins.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best Nagura for synthetic stones?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:43 pm 
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I use this all the time on harder less muddy stones. It works well:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/dmtsmdiplfor.html




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