I want to try another Jnat and was wondering how these stones are? I had an Oozuku before and haven't heard of these before and was wondering if anyone has one and how they like it? Thanks
I only have a type100 shoubi from JNS and it's a very hard and smooth stone. Type100 is only the size, a little over 6x2 but that's fine with me.
I use it with a Botan, Tenjyou and Mejiro naguras and a tomonagura. After bevel is set and using the full nagura progression its easy and relatively fast to get a razor scary sharp and yet very smooth.
With only a tomonagura (piece of the same stone) it's an excellent finisher or touchup hone but with the asano naguras (botan, tenjyou, mejiro and maybe a koma if you can find one) that one stone is all you'll ever need except maybe a courser stone to set a bevel.
Sounds like a good project for my wife, you have a link handy?