Shohonyama Awase Toishi Pass Around

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Shohonyama Awase Toishi Pass Around

Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:46 am

One of my stone dealers in Miki City offered me some of these lovely stones and I ordered 5 of them for the store. They should be on the site in a few weeks. He gave me a sample for me to try and I thought I would share the wealth and pass it around so you guys can give it a try. I think you'll like it and I'll include a Mikawa Nagura Shima as well so you can try that too.

I'll take 6 guys. 200 post minimum. Regular customers will get priority.

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Post by Altadan » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:55 pm

My deba could use a brush up, but... I'm not the usual stone customer. Then again, I'm happy to write a review+photos ;)

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Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:56 pm

Ok Dan, you're in.
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Post by mauichef » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:04 pm

How can I say no....yes please Mark!

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Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:14 pm

Ok you're in Ray.

Joe also called and he's in. That's 3.
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Post by Drewski » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:25 pm

These types of situations are the only time I wish I lived in the states. :cry:

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Post by J david » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:25 pm

I'll give it a go

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Post by nakneker » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:12 am

If I qualify I’d like to try it.
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Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:36 am

Ok guys, you are in as well.
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Post by nakneker » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:32 am

ChefKnivesToGo wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:36 am
Ok guys, you are in as well.
Sweet and thank you
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Post by arthurfowler » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:30 am

Drewski wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:25 pm
These types of situations are the only time I wish I lived in the states. :cry:
That’s exactly what I thought when I first saw Mark’s post!!!

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Post by lsboogy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:23 pm

I'll take one - no trial needed

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Post by JoeWheels » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:51 pm

Here’s the stone that’s being passed around.

First; thank you Mark, Sue, and CKTG friends for allowing me to give it a go!

Before doing anything I relieved sharp edges and sealed the stone. If it were mine, I would have removed it from the base first, sealed it all separately, leveled it, then re-glued, but there is one deeper line across the shallow end of the stone, and I didn’t want to risk breaking anything. So please forgive the slappy job.

Approximate measurements are 195 x 70-72 x 15-23mm.
It’s a hard stone, the one line seems innocuous, and overall it’s rather enjoyable to use. However, without some help it’s stubborn giving up its abrasives.

Even with a fresh clean surface after lapping I got nowhere at all w just water, but after a little rubbing with the Migawa Shiro Nagura, everything changed for the better. It was nice and smooth, producing slurry and cutting about as fast as one could hope for. I rinsed the stone well and then tried a “diamond nagura.” It cut alright, but seemed a little less smooth and the resulting edge a little toothier.

The test dummies for sharpening (besides myself) were a TF Nakiri, a Takeda NAS petty, and a Wusthof stainless paring knife to give a range.

I hope everyone enjoys the Shohonyama stone as much as I did. It’s a great finisher. Hard, not too slow, pleasant to use, and best with nagura.!!


Now for some photos. Apologies for modern day cell phone laziness, crappy lighting, no color balancing, etc. The microscope edge shots are aprox. 300x with the exception of the last 2 at aprox. 70x.

First up, “Shohonyama Awase Toishi” before sealing, still w faint stamps.
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Post by JoeWheels » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:03 pm

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Post by JoeWheels » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:06 pm

After sealing-
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Post by JoeWheels » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:14 pm

TF Nashiji Nakiri, (W1 HRC65,) cleaned up w a med. Aoto before Shohonyama stone.
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TF Nakiri after Shohonyama stone w Mikawa shiro nagura. Nice edge, just slipped through stuff.
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TF Nakiri after Shohonyama stone w Atoma diamond nagura, a little toothier.
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Post by JoeWheels » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:18 pm

Takeda AS 180 petty before.
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Takeda AS 180 petty after Shohonyama stone w Mikawa shiro nagura.
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Post by Kalaeb » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:25 pm

Wow, that was quick. Thanks for the review Joe.

Macros look great but hard to tell what it would look like (cosmetically)...got any zoomed out shots?

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Post by JoeWheels » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:28 pm

Wusthof 4066 paring before-
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Wusthof 4066 paring after Shohonyama stone w Mikawa shiro nagura-
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Post by Altadan » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:31 pm

Wow!

I love the close-ups! Were those cropped out of cellphone shots?

I'm planning on touching up a Deba, but I'm not sure how one goes about "touching up" a single bevel. Just it put it through the ringer?
Any way, nice review!

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