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Subject:
Re: Nagura Substitute
Response To:
Nagura Substitute ()

david weaver
Those are softer than abrasives intended to sharpen steel, in general. You could try them, and they may have the effect of cleaning the base stone, but they won't do much in terms of abrading (nagura in the sense of tomonagura does both). Sometimes, you might like that, though, if you just want a stone to have a smoother action and not cut more aggressively.

4F pumice would probably be OK, but some of the oxides in very small particles may do a better job if you're looking more for sharp than polish.

What kind of base stone are you using?

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