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    A dear friend gave this to me as a wedding gift last week, but is unable to tell me what the packaging says. All he knows is it is intended for finishing. Any help?
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    Try posting it in the "Japan" forum.
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    can't I just put up a sign that says "come over here" ?

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    It says .. 1 kilo pure rock cocaine. Cam-Braz import co. And your pic is upside down .

    I do hope you find out. We all want to know now.
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    Below are a few to get you started


    True


    Whetstone


    Mine


    High


    sort of thing; so; if so; in that case; well




    I had a notebook with a lot of the common kanji but I can't find it if I can find it I'll throw up a few more but it looks like it's going to say the standard stuff, high quality whetstone etc etc.

    Also, Throw it on the Jnat thread

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    丹波國 Tanba region, it is location in Japan nearby Kyoto where the stone has been mined 
    本山 'hon yama' --- true/genuine source
    青砥 Aoto ( literally 'bue stone' ) --- type of stone, it is medium grained stone, it is used for sharpening of kitchen knives in Japan. It is not good for razors.

    天然 natural
    天然 青砥 natural Aoto whetstone

    Here it is the very same type of Aoto with description:
    http://www.metalmaster-ww.com/product/395

    And it's scratch pattern macro photo ( under 青砥(丹波)title ):
    http://micro.sakura.ne.jp/mws/toishi_01.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
    丹波國 Tanba region, it is location in Japan where the stone has been mined 
    本山 'hon yama' --- true/genuine source
    青砥 Aoto ( bue stone ) --- type of stone, it is medium grained stone, it is used for sharpening of kitchen knives in Japan. Not good for razors.
    Would he be able to use it to perhaps set a bevel????

    I have a King 1200 that I use for heavy work before going to finer grits any comparisons??
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudarunner View Post
    Would he be able to use it to perhaps set a bevel????
    No. I don't recommend to use any type of Aoto stones for any operations with straight razors.
    Aoto stones produce too much slurry so there is great risk to round the bevel.

    If you want to set bevel with jnats use BOTAN Nagura, or Tsushima Kuro Nagura, but not Aoto.

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    I had a fealing it was an Aoto, ther are a lot of very soft Aotos out there but there are some harder aoto's too.

    The harder stones will keep the water on top while the softer stones will soak the water in. I do have some Aoto's that dont release too much mud and i have used them on a few razors. I also have some softer Aoto's that i would never touch a razor on.

    You will need to test the stone and judge for your self, you may be lucky and have one of the harder stones.


    This is my Aoto after 30-40 strokes, at this point i would thin the mud out as i hone although even now its not that thick.

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    This aoto releases slurry about the same speed as my MST Muller
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