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  Takenoko 8000x Polishing WaterStone w/wood base

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Takenoko 8000x WaterStone
This stone was quite a find that immediately made it's way into my sharpening kit.
This is a great stone in the quality of edge it provides. If you like an edge that bites then this is the stone for you. I find it cuts very fast yet isn't aggressive and it has such a great feeling, providing feedback, and making the sharpening experience more pleasurable. This stone will allow you to skip the use of many coarse and medium grit stones thus reducing your sharpening times without reducing quality of your end result.
The Takenoko is made from synthetic grit abrasive and a natural clay mixture.

From my own testing I believe this stone to be the same as the Arashiyama 6k

The Takenoko could easily be used as your last stone in your sharpening progression, works great following the Suehiro Rika 5k
Stone comes mounted on sturdy wooden base.

Does not require pre-soaking, just splash water on and go to work.
Size - 210 x 72 x 23mm

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

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8000 takenoko May 10, 2015
Reviewer: Thomas devitt from victor, NY United States  
Again, I didn't realize the disparity in stone quality. Thq for vetting and only selling the good ones.

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Great feel April 14, 2015
Reviewer: Kevin de Leon from Arlington Heights, IL United States  
The best part of this stone is the feel.  You get excellent feedback when using it.  Personally, I like to flatten it and leave some of the slurry on the stone when I sharpen.  Maybe it is just me.  I have always used it after a 4K stone, but might be good after a 1K.

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good pre polish April 12, 2015
Reviewer: Brian Dougherty from PA United States  
I bought this stone to replace a baseless arashiyama 6k that sadly cracked into little pieces. I have been using this stone for for a little over a year and had the arashiyama for about 2 years before that. I'd have to agree that it is the same stone or at the very least has the same feel and function. I like to use it as a pre-polish although it leaves a shiny finish. The stone is rather soft so works well on larger bevels for creating an even finish. I honestly like this after a quick soak which is what lead to the demise of the arashiyama but since this has a base and I'm more cautious about ensuring a short soak, I have experienced no cracking issues with the takenoko.

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reliable vendor November 1, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Nanuet, NY United States  
fast service and good price. excellent stone for sharpening woodworking tools

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Nice stone to finish up on September 13, 2012
Reviewer: James L. from Fresh Meadows, NY  
I've been using the Takenoko as a finishing stone for all of my knives. The stone is extremely smooth, cleans up previous scratches quickly and has better feedback than my other 6-8k range stone.

It leaves a very near mirror finish and a refined edge with some bite, making it perfect finisher for a gyuto or a petty.

The stone is splash and go and will need a few drops of water every now and then to keep the mud moist while sharpening. A word of caution, do not let the mud dry up while you're sharpening. This has happened to me on a few occasions and with a few passes over the dried mud/swarf, the mixture gets welded to the surface of the stone and is a bit difficult to remove. If this happens, a flattening stone is your best friend.

overall, I like this stone very much. Keep it moist and it'll do wonders

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