Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:08 pm
All the finishing stones I have are pretty hard. Am wanting to try something softer. What is the softest 6K ish stone?
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:04 pm
The softest stone in 6K I've had is the King S3.
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:31 pm
I would say the Arashiyama 6k it a bit softer than the king and faster cutting. I can't think of much else though as most are at least a medium hardness.
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:17 pm
those are softer than naniwa super stones?
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:44 am
Thought they only made a 5k?
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:22 am
my bad then
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:14 am
A lot of stones don't match their grit rating and given how their hardness, mud making etc alter the edge they leave, I am thinking there is lots of wiggle room here.
What is the softest 5 k stone. ?
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:35 am
the naniwa superstone afaik
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:01 am
My Imanishi 8K is really really soft. I use it in my progression between the Norton 4K and the Norton 8K.
wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:57 am
Naniwa 5k is the softest I've used in that range.
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