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Rob Babcock 05-12-2011 03:42 AM

My Japanese naturals...for the Edge Pro
 
Okay guys- thought I'd post a few pics of my growing collection of Japanese natural stones for the Edge Pro. Here goes!

The works:
http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/5...ollection1.jpg

Another one of all of 'me:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3...ollection2.jpg

Just Ken's:
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/347...tsjustkens.jpg

The Amakusa:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6766/amakusa.jpg


The Binsui:
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4977/binsui.jpg


The Igarashi (sorry, bumped the tripod):
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/6928/igarashi.jpg


Continued in Pt 2...

Rob Babcock 05-12-2011 03:42 AM

Pt 2...

A pair of Ohmuras (one in 1" and cut to 2"):
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/545/ohmura.jpg


A pair of Aotos:
http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/4195/aotos.jpg


Jyunsyouhonyama & Ozuku Asagi (Koppa):
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/953...maozukuasa.jpg

One that's color-corrected:
http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/8...sjustkens2.jpg



All of the ones from Ken are Tanaka Toishi. The two very large (relatively) polishing stones were purchased from CKtG...I think they're from Imanishi, but don't quote me. They were DIY're on my part and took a lot of work! The others were cut & mounted by Ken Schwartz.

All of the little pieces you see are Tomo-nagura. Basically they're nagura stones made out of each one of the stones I have; you use "same on same".

Just wanted to show you guys what I've been geeking out on. Weeee- down the rabbit hole I go!

justplainbill 05-12-2011 05:39 AM

seems a shame to have to gunk up one side of each stone with what appears to be epoxy resin.

GB 05-12-2011 07:31 AM

I have almost no idea what I am looking at, but I know enough to know I should be jealous.

Rob Babcock 05-12-2011 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justplainbill (Post 998799)
seems a shame to have to gunk up one side of each stone with what appears to be epoxy resin.

Um, er...no. It's 3M 77. And at first I tried sticking 'em on with chewing gum but they kept falling off.:rofl:

Joking aside, the Amakusa is a relatively common stone. Some of the others...well, there are more astronauts than people who have them.:wink:

Rob Babcock 05-12-2011 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GB (Post 998829)
I have almost no idea what I am looking at, but I know enough to know I should be jealous.

Hahaha! You're lucky you don't have 'em, GB!:rofl: They're like Lay's potato chips...you can't have just one!:lol:

But honestly they come into their own on carbon steel, exotic steels and honyaki blades. No point in wasting their mystical powers on German steel or Euro filet knives.:wacko:

Rob Babcock 05-12-2011 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justplainbill (Post 998799)
seems a shame to have to gunk up one side of each stone with what appears to be epoxy resin.

Again, not sure what you're seeing- there's no adhesive visible at all,and this is while holding them in my hand. Epoxy is really poor adhesive for stones as I've learned the hard way. They're adhered by a very thin layer of 3M spray adhesive. No stones were harmed in the making of my stone porn!:wink::rofl:

And trust me- the "other side" isn't wasted. I don't know if you've ever seen a Japanese natural stone, but only one side is ever "dressed". It takes a lot of work to mount or cut one for the EP. You really couldn't sharpen on that side. It's not normally usable but that depends on the rock.

Of course, for every stone sold for the EP there are probably 300 sold to guys that do straight razors. So it's not like the stones are being "raped" or anything.:rofl:

FrankZ 05-13-2011 02:12 PM

I am starting to think you need help for this addiction.

The very first thing you need to do is get away from the influence. Now, being the nice guy I am, I am willing to help. Package them up nicely and send em to me. I will keep you safe from this. :mrgreen:

Hoot 05-14-2011 08:12 AM

Very, very nice collection......Now, I realize you will likely have to kill me if you tell me, but how did you come by those stones? While I am certainly no pro at sharpening, it is a skill I have always admired and have always endeavored to improve my ability. Truth be known, I reckon it is a skill that one never truly masters.

justplainbill 05-14-2011 11:26 AM

I was referring to the adhesive visible in the photo of the Aotos. Good to know they're only finished on one side.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob Babcock (Post 998880)
Again, not sure what you're seeing- there's no adhesive visible at all,and this is while holding them in my hand. Epoxy is really poor adhesive for stones as I've learned the hard way. They're adhered by a very thin layer of 3M spray adhesive. No stones were harmed in the making of my stone porn!:wink::rofl:

And trust me- the "other side" isn't wasted. I don't know if you've ever seen a Japanese natural stone, but only one side is ever "dressed". It takes a lot of work to mount or cut one for the EP. You really couldn't sharpen on that side. It's not normally usable but that depends on the rock.

Of course, for every stone sold for the EP there are probably 300 sold to guys that do straight razors. So it's not like the stones are being "raped" or anything.:rofl:



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