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    Just noticed that Sharpening Supplies has started carrying their own line of synth water stones. Anyone get a chance to try some of these out? I'm most curious about these...

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    They sound good but I just hate soaking a stone so my preference is towards splash and go
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    I don't mind soaking, except when I'm on the road. The vitrified bond is interesting, as is the ability to leave all the stones in water all the time. The latter makes me want to think they are similar to Norton stones, but I don't think the Nortons are vitrified--are they?
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    Just a friendly bump to see if anyone has given these a shot...
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    forgot about this! if no one has tried them I'll go ahead and order an 8000 and give it a whirl. kind of wish they had knocked $10 off the price and gone without those boxes.. but oh well
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    I agree, the wooden boxes are pretty silly for a stone that will probably need a while to dry out first. Personally, I would want start out with something at the grunt stage. Maybe the 1000 to see how it delivers the goods. Then up or down from there.
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    I think the 8K is equally important, good to know if it gives a proper 8K finish that you can strop and shave off of. But I'm not in the market for another set of synthetic stones lol. I have a set of Norton and Shapton Kuromakus, those are liable to outlast me lol.

    Well, somewhere in the neighborhood of $265 for the 4 stone kit (1/3/6/8K) actually doesn't seem too unreasonable. This is of course assuming they deliver the goods on the same level as Norton, Naniwa, Shapton, or King. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, it'll be interesting to see folks test them out and report back with their findings.


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    I always wondered about these too. Oddly, there don't ever seem to be any reviews from purchasers on Howard's site about them.
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    They look like Norton stones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveW View Post
    They look like Norton stones.
    Yes. Priced curiously similar as well
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