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Stone Set- Splash and Go (Limited Run)

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  • This stone set came together after a recent trip to Japan.  When talking with a stone company we are close with out there, the owner and I got into an in depth discussion about the beginning of his career as a stone maker.  When he first started, he began by making magnesia based stones that were entirely splash and go.  Since that time, he had moved on to different stone constructions.  A little while back, he found a small supply of some older stones he had made.  While I was there, I got to play around with them a bit, and even got some to use when I returned to work.  I enjoyed using them quite a bit, and it got me thinking, it might be nice to put together a splash-and-go stone set for our customers, as we get quite a few requests for this.  Because the supply of these stones (which are not being made anymore) is very limited, this set will not last forever.  Also, there was not a coarse stone in the mix, so we are adding our Gesshin 320 Splash-and-Go stone to round out the set.

    This set includes a Gesshin 320, Maido 2000, and Maido 7000 stone.  All of the stones are entirely splash-and-go, and require no soaking at all.  The 2000 and 7000 stones are on the slightly harder side of things, but still not super hard.  All of the stones are fast cutting on all steel types I have tried them on.  I've had good results on both single bevel and double bevel knives, as the 7000 stone leaves a decent bit of bite despite its higher grit.  The finish from the maido stones is more polished than misty.  Because they resist dishing well, they work well for uraoshi sharpening and microbevels. Because of how splash and go they are, they work well for travel and for times and places where soaking stones are just not possible. The Maido stones also include a synthetic nagura, which can be used to clean up the stone surface if it becomes loaded up. The nagura can also be used to refinish the stone surface after flattening if you prefer a more smooth surface. Because the nagura is a different grit from the stone, the stone should be rinsed off after using the nagura.

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE: All of the stones in this set are splash-and-go stones and SHOULD NOT BE SOAKED AT ALL.  The 320 is a type of resinoid based stone, but is not ok to soak.  The 2000 and 7000 stones are magnesia based stones.To use, just splash a little water on the surface and start sharpening.  Splash more water on the stone surface as needed, but avoid submerging the stone in water.  It is a good idea to wrap the stone in a damp cloth when drying, as this slows the drying process and can help minimize potential cracking issues in the long run.

    • Grit Level: Stone Set
  • Gesshin 320 Splash and Go Stone
    • Length: 206mm
    • Height: 32mm
    • Width: 64mm
    • Weight: 960g
    Maido 2000 Splash and Go Stone
    • Length: 206mm
    • Height: 22.5mm
    • Width: 72mm
    • Weight: 710g
    Maido 7000 Splash and Go Stone
    • Length: 206mm
    • Height: 22.5mm
    • Width: 72mm
    • Weight: 710g



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