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    I use mine as any Thuri. For touch ups 20 roundtrips, strop and check the edge, if necessary 20 more etc. These ain't rocket science.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    i was going to ask you what you did to get good result with it so this is a interesting thread. (kind of makes me feel naive though). How many strokes did you do?

    I did 50 strokes (25 laps) with light torque/pressure and 50 strokes with just 'weight of the blade' pressure. Again, it was a decent edge to begin with so I was just touching it up.

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    I have tried slurry to water and water only I found no difference, so I use just water.

    I use the Welsh slate rated 12 k to 15 k just 30 to 50 light x stroke with water after a maxed out coticule edge and I can feel a difference. I have been very happy with the Welsh slate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary haywood View Post
    I have tried slurry to water and water only I found no difference, so I use just water.

    I use the Welsh slate rated 12 k to 15 k just 30 to 50 light x stroke with water after a maxed out coticule edge and I can feel a difference. I have been very happy with the Welsh slate.
    Thanks Gary. I was hoping that you would respond.

    I'm not sure how much good a slurry would do on a well-burnished stone but I am happy with the performance so far using water only. Keen edge without too much 'bite'.
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    thats what I have found keen edge that retains smoothness not as mellow as coticule but in between say 12 k naniwas and j nat if you no what I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary haywood View Post
    thats what I have found keen edge that retains smoothness not as mellow as coticule but in between say 12 k naniwas and j nat if you no what I mean.
    Indeed. Good description.

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    One month into using this stone and I'm really enjoying the edges that I'm getting off it. I have a TI with really hard steel that took about 200 strokes to get 'feather' keen but still has some good smoothness.

    These stones are a great value in my opinion.
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