Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
for similarity to washitas....
Response To:
Stone recommendations? ()

David Weaver
...you need washitas. There's nothing else really identical. A soft arkansas can cut reasonably finely if it's never abraded, but they never get places where the washita goes and they usually aren't any faster.

The black and trans ark stones are great finishing stones, but they lack the cutting power that pressure on the washita has.

A good suita or really strong cutting tomae stone that is just a little soft will do a japanese version of the same thing - self slurry with pressure, but not without.

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