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Shoubudani suita with namazu, renge, and light karasu patterns. A fast cutting self slurrying stone that makes a chalky kasumi finish 193x70x30mm 885 grams.
A super easy to use stone, it quickly makes a nice velvety feeling slurry and can remove medium grit scratches on less resistant steels (shirogami vs. hard aogami super). A great stone for making a toothy fine finish, great for a versatile double bevel finish or even for debas for those that sharpen regularly.
This is the softest and coarsest of the three Shoubudani shiro suita we have in the shop at the moment, (however it wouldn’t be considered a soft or coarse stone).
This is a great easy to use stone, $425 in SF shop and posted to Bernalcutlery.com as 172 Shoubudani Suita Namazu Renge Light Karasu
#japanesenaturalstones #shirosuita #Shoubudani #tennentoishi #honyama #handforgedknife #tsukasahinoura #riverjump #suminagashi #damascus #shirogami #knifesharpening #bernalcutlery

Very mellow stone here, of the three Shoubudani shiro suita we have in the shop this one is right in the middle in terms of hardness and fine-ness. 192x70x33mm 958 grams. Slowly but consistently self slurrying with a smooth buttery feel. The finish is a medium to fine polish hazy pearly kasumi. An excellent knife sharpening stone very versatile for different steels. Why knife sharpeners love shiro suita... listed on bernalcutlery.com as 175 Shoubudani Suita Fast Kasumi Renge $500
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#carbonsteel #kasumi #bernalcutlery

Finest of the Shoubudani shiro suita is this one, 903 grams 190x70x28mm.
A semi hard Shoubudani suita that is just barely self-slurrying, but doesn't require a nagura. Finish with or without nagura is a milky kasumi but definitely brighter without. Stone is hard but engages the steel very nicely. I found it to feel much mellower than I initially expected as it does feel a bit on the hard side, otherwise this is a phenomenal stone. $680 in SF shop or listed on Bernalcutlery.com as 176 Shopbudani Med Hard Suita #shoubudani #shirosuita #tennentoishi #honyama #japanesenaturalstones #sharpening #shirogami #tsukasahinoura #bernalcutlery

The finest of the batch is this large Aiiwatani iromono stone size 40 205x76x38mm weighing in at 1447g
With just water and moderate pressure this stone was a little scratchy, it is quite hard and really benefited from some slurry generated by a nagura stone at which point it felt much smoother and didn’t scratch with light pressure. The finish on the higher carbon steel in the suminagashi and the shirogami 2 in the hagane was near mirror finished and the softer jigane a bright smooth slightly milky kasumi. This stone is just at the limit of hardness for knives I feel, best for shirogami on yanagi and fine work gyuto. $898 with tomo nagura in SF shop and online Bernalcutlery.com
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This Tsukasa Hinoura riverjump arrived for the stone spa just in time for some additional natural stone photos this week.
I’ll be posting some observations and a few photos of the finishes from this big Aiiwatani iromono as well as three different Shoubudani shiro suita stones. In the next few posts here, photos to follow on the webstore listings Bernalcutlery.com
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#Kasumi polish is looking pretty solid after the #Uchigumori #TennenToishi although I may hit it another time or two to really blend it in

#TakedaHamono XL #Gyuto #knifethinning #knifepolishing #Freehandsharpening

#Ohira #Tomae polish on #TakedaHamono XL #Gyuto one more #TennenToishi to go

Polish from the #Atagoyama #TennenToishi after a #Narutaki on the #TakedaHamono XL #Gyuto. There is less contrast on soft and hard steel with more mirror like quality. After the next two stones the #Kasumi will be much more definitive

Raising a slurry this time on the #Atagoyama #TennenToishi the last one didn't need help to get muddy. This one will get mud on its own but this makes it faster. Using an #Atoma 140 grit diamond 💎 plate

Get that #slurry in a fury! Using the DMT Extra Fine diamond plate on #TennenToishi #Shobu #Asagi

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