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What is the softest 6Kish stone?

Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:08 pm

All the finishing stones I have are pretty hard. Am wanting to try something softer. What is the softest 6K ish stone?

Thanks.

Re: What is the softest 6Kish stone?

Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:04 am

The softest stone in 6K I've had is the King S3.

Re: What is the softest 6Kish stone?

Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:31 am

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.

Re: What is the softest 6Kish stone?

Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:17 am

those are softer than naniwa super stones?

Re: What is the softest 6Kish stone?

Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:44 am

Thought they only made a 5k?

Re: What is the softest 6Kish stone?

Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:22 am

my bad then

Re: What is the softest 6Kish stone?

Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:14 pm

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. ? :)

Re: What is the softest 6Kish stone?

Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:35 pm

the naniwa superstone afaik

=D

Re: What is the softest 6Kish stone?

Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:01 pm

My Imanishi 8K is really really soft. I use it in my progression between the Norton 4K and the Norton 8K.

cheers,
wm_crash, the friendly hooligan

Re: What is the softest 6Kish stone?

Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:57 pm

Naniwa 5k is the softest I've used in that range.
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