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I read something about how oversoaking some brands of artificial whetstones will destroy them?

 

I read this about hich common stones fall in this category?  I read that about my Kitayama...

post #2 of 4

Good question -- sorry I'm not the one to answer it.

 

You might do a little searching on an alternative form of the question: which stones can and cannot live in water?

 

Some stones, that is, can be left in a bucket of water continuously -- though you usually add a little something to keep nastiness from growing -- and some stones will be damaged by this. That would, I think, answer your question, and I know I have seen discussions of this around these parts.

 

Good luck!

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I'm not sure.  I've been told the Bestons & the Bester 500 can live in the water.  I've also been told that Choceras shouldn't.  Beyond that I don't have an exhaustive list.  My process is to start my stones soaking while I do something else (eg shower, get a bite to eat, etc) and come back to them after half an hour. 

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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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I know Choceras have a note on the side that says "do not soak in water too long, please!" Which is to say, NO, don't leave them in water for days on end.

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