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    Hi all!

    I recently bought the 240, 1K, 6K, 10K & 15K stones from the new Taidea Glass series and was very pleasantly surprised about how good they are, after years of honing on naniwa ss, thuri's and coticules. Especially the 15K at 0.62 leaves a very nice and smooth shaving edge and with a light touch, it seems almost impossible to overhone on these stones. Especially at this price point - even the 15K comes under 40$ - they are a real steal to my mind...

    Did anyone else try these?

    Peter.

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    They appear to be Chinese copies of the Shapton glass stones - at pretty low prices too, as you might expect. We probably need a few more pioneer users to find out how well they hone and wear. Peter, did you get a feel for a)flatness and b)hardness across the grit range?

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    Taidea also make a range of ceramic stones that seem similar to the stones made by Shapton, Naniwa, Suehiro etc. I guess time will tell whether they are in the same league as these respected names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maladroit View Post
    They appear to be Chinese copies of the Shapton glass stones - at pretty low prices too, as you might expect. We probably need a few more pioneer users to find out how well they hone and wear. Peter, did you get a feel for a)flatness and b)hardness across the grit range?
    Hi Maladroit!

    As I only have naniwa SS synth's to compare, I 'd say they are a little bit harder than the nani's. I was under the impression that the 6K and 10K are a little bit softer than the 1K and 15K. They all had to be lapped, but not much and it was easy to achieve with a diamond plate. What I like very much about them is that they are very easy to clean: just a few wipes under running water and all the swarf is gone! I regret that I don't have a nani 12K but a 10K, so I can't compare the 12K nani to the 15K taidea. What I can say is that the 15K finish feels way better than the 10K naniwa and for the first time in over 20 years of SR shaving, I don't feel the need to finish on a natural (dark Escher or grey/green thuri after nani 10K or coti after nani 5K).

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    Hi Peter. Thanks for the feedback on your new stones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randydance062449 View Post
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    You can find more info on the Taidea website: https://www.taideasharp.com/sharpeni...rpening-stone/

    I ordered mine at Aliexpress: https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/10050...yAdapt=glo2nld

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    Hi!

    I had Taidea Glass 15k. After 1 months and maybe 6-7 using The stone began loss edges. On the surface created "chips". I sent back stone to the seller. Never more maybe od suitable to sharpening cheap knives, but for sure not for razors.

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    Very weird, experience. Mine are all doing very well and if I want to, I can do even 200 laps on the 15K without chipping the edge. Can't do that with my naniwa's! I''m sorry to hear about your bad experience, but to me they are exeptional, especially for straight razors! Kind regards, Peter.

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    I am attaching photos. The stone was not immersed. Only water for the surface and sharpening.
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