Suehiro Debado 6K impressions

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Ourorboros
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Suehiro Debado 6K impressions

Post by Ourorboros » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:06 am

Pulled the trigger & ordered the Suehiro Debado 6K, which arrived USPS next day - Monday in fact. Fortunately I have one knife that I missed with this weekend's sharpening session.
The stone comes mounted on a plastic base plate, which fits onto a hollow body with non-skid feet.
The body itself is too big for the included nagura stone, it would bounce around. The whetstone itself would fit, but the base plate has no ridges to give a better fit - there is rattling. At best that would be a temporary storage solution.
However, the plate and stone fit nicely in the upright usage position with no movement while the feet prevent skidding.

CKTG lists the stone and a splash and go, but I gave it a short soak since I preceded it with the Kohetsu 2K. In feel it is softer than the Shapton Pro 5K & SG 4K while a bit firmer than a Naniwa 8K. The speed is comparable to the Shaptons, quickly generating swarf. This in not a muddy stone. The edge was noticeably more polished than what a SP5K would give.
In terms of feel and speed I feel this is a good follow up to the Kohetsu 2K. Now I can stop saying that I wish there would be a finishing stone in the Kohetsu series. This makes me really curious about the Debado 320 & 1K stone - hopefully the owners have the Kohetsu 800 and can compare feel.

Edit to say that there are ridges at the ends of the base plate to allow the body to be used for storage. It still rattles though. There are no holes for ventilation either, so even though the stone dries relatively fast make sure it is dry before inverting.
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Re: Suehiro Debado 6K impressions

Post by Kit Craft » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:21 am

Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to hear more after you have had them awhile.

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Re: Suehiro Debado 6K impressions

Post by Ourorboros » Wed May 02, 2018 1:10 am

This is definitely a soaker, 10-15 minutes should do it. When using the stone as a splash-and-go water just disappeared.
After putting it away with a dry surface, I noticed water vapor in the storage base. Venting slots would be nice, otoh the base can be used to hold water for soaking.

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Re: Suehiro Debado 6K impressions

Post by Jeff B » Wed May 02, 2018 4:25 pm

Good first impressions, looking forward to hearing more about this line.
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