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    Wow i was way under honing haha

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    It has the "stretch mark" look on it. In my fairly limited experience so far (5 hones), the ones with the stretch mark tend to be hard, fine and smooth.

    You guys taking so many laps on phigs, if they're hard enough to hold onto their grit, you can use medium pressure instead of super light pressure for 3/4ths of the work and then just back off of the pressure for a couple of dozen strokes. Direction of the stroke isn't so important on slow cutting stones like this, either, they aren't turning up a big wire edge, and anything they do turn up tends to be thin and not ragged when it comes off.

    Same thing goes for a broken in ark. If the stone is slow, increase the pressure a little for the initial work on it (within reason, of course).

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    That's good to hear I'll try bearing down a little bit and see how it goes, and really cool to hear that you've had luck with similar looking stones

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Size:  7.0 KB this is one of mine. The darkest one I have so far.

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    Is it worth getting a few and try them out? And that one looks jet black

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveW View Post
    It has the "stretch mark" look on it. In my fairly limited experience so far (5 hones), the ones with the stretch mark tend to be hard, fine and smooth.

    You guys taking so many laps on phigs, if they're hard enough to hold onto their grit, you can use medium pressure instead of super light pressure for 3/4ths of the work and then just back off of the pressure for a couple of dozen strokes. Direction of the stroke isn't so important on slow cutting stones like this, either, they aren't turning up a big wire edge, and anything they do turn up tends to be thin and not ragged when it comes off.

    Same thing goes for a broken in ark. If the stone is slow, increase the pressure a little for the initial work on it (within reason, of course).
    Absolutely! As long as you don't flex the blade/edge. That's my stopping point for pressure but as you said these and arkansas are differnt animals then a 12k synthetic. Slurry, varying pressure, half strokes (back and forth), burnishing stones, large ovals, along with many other little tricks can make these stones fun, faster, efficient, and much more consistent in my experience. With results that are very hard to match. It does take some intimate time spent with these stones to really get to know them which in my opinion is the most rewarding part but something I think a lot of people fail to do as they chase different stones and play with a new one every night. I guess it depends on what you are after. One night of shallow honing or something more rewarding. My Guangxi stone has those "stretch marks" also and it's a great stone. Must be more mature! Lol.
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