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The Gesshin™ 400 Grit Sharpening Stone is hands down one of the best coarse stones I have ever used. I have been testing this stone for quite a while now and it really impressed me. With the exception of some of the most expensive stones I have, this stone is one of the best feeling and cutting stones in the coarse range I have had the pleasure of using. It works well on all types of steel I have tested it on, from simple carbons, to the most high tech and hard stainless steels. It cuts very quickly, leaves a nice finish, and has great feeling and feedback. Also, it does a pretty good job at resisting dishing. I have no problem jumping directly to a 2000 or 3000 grit stone directly from this stone. This stone needs to be soaked at least 15 minutes before use (30 or more is ideal). I leave mine in water all of the time, so it is ready to go whenever I need it. If you do leave your stone in water, please change the water regularly. When drying out this stone or any others, do so out of the sunlight in a well-ventilated area.
Gesshin 400 Grit Stone
Please soak this stone for at least 15 minutes prior to use. It can be left in water permanently as well. When drying out this stone or any others, do so out of the sunlight in a well-ventilated area.
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