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Cut a Tomo off my Shuobudani?

I can't answer the first part; I've heard finding the right tomo can be a bit of trial and error. As for the second part, if you want to shoot me a PM we can figure it out.
 
Gamma (and anyone else who wants to chime in) would a chunk of Nakayama be worth trying as a final nagura on my Shuobu? My Oozuku piece seems to work well, but is very small and may not last long.

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The alleged name of the alleged mine is fairly irrelevant here.
If the Tomo works - it works. So yes - trying new Tomo can be enlightening.
If one Tomo works better than another Tomo - cool. If not - it won't be because of the name of the mine it supposedly came from.
FWIW - I use Naka Tomo on my Shobu all the time. I also use Shobu Tomo on my Nakas all the time.
When I really wanna get a little crazy - I putta little Okudo Suita on both of them.
 
The alleged name of the alleged mine is fairly irrelevant here.
If the Tomo works - it works. So yes - trying new Tomo can be enlightening.
If one Tomo works better than another Tomo - cool. If not - it won't be because of the name of the mine it supposedly came from.
FWIW - I use Naka Tomo on my Shobu all the time. I also use Shobu Tomo on my Nakas all the time.
When I really wanna get a little crazy - I putta little Okudo Suita on both of them.

Kinda what I thought. Can't be sure it will work, but not for sure it wouldn't either.
Thanks
 
FWIW - I use Naka Tomo on my Shobu all the time. I also use Shobu Tomo on my Nakas all the time.
Of course, this gets us back to my original question. Now I wanna see how the Shuobu would work as nagura on the Oozuku...
hhmmm...
 
I have a piece of chu nagura I bought without thinking. Is it worth using or should I exchange it for something else?
 
Depends - good Chu is wonderful.
Crappy Chu is another story.

What level of honing is it best suites for? Medium grits or in finishing? I haven't a clue about its proper use. I bought it with a nakayama and it was in the section with high grit finishing stones so I assumed it was for finishing but I'm not 100%.
 
Traditionally - it's a middle grit stone. For polishing swords, it comes befor Koma.
Thing is - not all Chu is created equally.
Some is really fine/good, others - not so much.
I have a piece that Nelson gifted to me that is to die for.
I've had others that belong in the garbage can.

A lot of 'sellers' will label any old chalky white stone as 'Chu' - and unsuspecting buyers fall for it.
I'll stop there. :batman:
 
Couldn't stand it any longer.

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Works good

Additional info for anyone with jnats. Cheap super glue is not good for saving the stamps.
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Not unusual - there's a few possibilities. The side that gets wet often will usually seem softer just because it's been lapped through the top layers that have oxidized a bit, and it gets wetter more often.

Plus - any one of them can have multiple personalities. They're funny like that. Keeps things interesting.
 
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