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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    You have to strop after any finishing hone, the Suehiro is a superb stone but it is not magical, except it does not require any sprays or CrO after it. Still gotta strop after it though.
    Yep, stropped on horsehide. 30 passes each side, no pressure.

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    I just wanted to say that this is a great thread. I find the Suehiro to have much more consistent results than many of the natural stones I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xury View Post
    I just wanted to say that this is a great thread. I find the Suehiro to have much more consistent results than many of the natural stones I have.
    Yes, that is one of the many appealing aspects of this hone!
    Good, consistent edges with little fuss and in a speedy fashion
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    So, would one buy this stone rather than, say, a Shapton 30K?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxhill View Post
    So, would one buy this stone rather than, say, a Shapton 30K?
    Yes, I would recommend the Suehiro over the two varieties of Shapton 30K.
    The shapton pro 30k is close to the Suehiro in versatility and works good on most steels, the glass stone is a bit more of a hit and miss on some steels.
    I've had all three for a hood while now, and for my razors, the Suehiro sees the most use.
    The Shapton pro 30K is splendid on my kitchen knives though
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    The 20k is also cheaper, which is a good thing.
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    How does the Suehiro 20k compare to genuine escher finishing stone? If you could only have one, which would you pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewJM View Post
    How does the Suehiro 20k compare to genuine escher finishing stone? If you could only have one, which would you pick?
    Depends on the escher, but I would be happy with either, if it was between the 20k I have and one of my yellow/green eschers ....... if I could only have one.
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    +1 to what Jimmy said. I have a dark blue that works great, the suehiro edge is a keener one though imo. But the Escher has a smoother feel as naturals do.

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    I have the Shapton 30K Glass and to tell you the truth that hone has never really worked for me. My escher was always my top finisher but the Suhiro I think has knocked it off the top perch.
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