Brief description:Peter Novelan is a professional knife sharpener based on Halifax, Canada and recommends the KnifePlanet Knife sharpening kit, Beginner’s kit and Advanced Knife sharpening kit, which contains 4 sharpeners: 400/1000, 3000/8000, bamboo base and KnifePlanet flat stone. The Japanese combination of 3 Naniwa stones is also an excellent choice (and more expensive), ideal for professionals and advanced grinders: Naniwa stones are slightly larger than KnifePlanet knives. In both cases, the combination of coarse, medium and fine grains is very effective in grinding and edge cleaning:
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When you try to choose a tone to sharpen your favorite knife, the number of options can be staggering. In fact, the millstones are divided into four different categories consisting of natural and artificial millstones, which in turn are divided into two other categories consisting of oil and water wheels. In addition, there are many types of natural serums made from different materials extracted from quarries in different parts of the world, as well as different types of artificial serums!
For example, American Novaculite (aka Washita and Arkansas Stones) is a form of metamorphic property that produces some of the world’s most famous and popular natural serums. In addition, there is the shape of the Belgian cuticle, known since Roman times as an extra rim, and there is the Japanese organosilicon sedimentary silicon stone (a.k.a. Japanse Wasserstein), which consists of fine silicate particles suspended in a clay matrix. In addition, there are various types of artificial sera such as silicon carbide (a.k.a. Crystalon) and aluminium oxide (a.k.a. India Stones), as well as synthetic corundum rods (a.k.a. Ruby) and ceramic rods impregnated with aluminium oxide, and various types of diamond colours.
So, with so many different types of grinding wheels, how do you choose the best one for your needs?
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Miscellaneous natural materials for ceramics
The answer to the question of how to choose one of the many beeps is in fact part of the objectives and expenditure. Indeed, as the old saying goes: You get what you pay – this certainly applies to sharpening stones. In fact, high-quality natural whey is generally much more expensive than artificial whey, but it tends to produce significantly finer edges than artificial stones. On the other hand, artificial branches (with the exception of diamond branches) are very affordable and, like natural branches, they are available with different grain sizes for different grinding steps, from the first bevel to finely ground edges.
Therefore, the first step in selecting a pectoral muscle is to define a target and then select a corresponding pectoral muscle. For example, if you sharpen tools that do not require fine edges, you should choose a relatively soft, coarse stone such as Norton Crystolon Waterstone. However, Norton India’s harder oilstone is a good choice for grinding tools that require fine edges. But for sharpening hunting knives that require exceptionally fine cutting edges, the Novaculite or Coticule oilstone is the best but most expensive choice. Choosing the right colour for each use is therefore a matter of determining the speed at which the stone should be cut and its fineness, and then choosing a soft, rough stone or a hard, fine stone of the right type and grain size.
Silicon dioxide clay sludge
Silicate stone is a non-carbonate, clayey sedimentary rock consisting almost exclusively of silica and is either in the form of quartz or another silicate mineral. Moreover, hardened clay is a sedimentary rock, but it is formed from organic materials such as plant and animal material and is therefore much softer than silicon plastic. However, when silicon precipitates are weighed in a clay matrix and then naturally hardened over thousands of years, they form an excellent material for making residues, although they are slightly softer than novoculite. Because there were once large deposits of this type of rock in the geology of Japan, it has been used for hundreds of years to sharpen tools, knives and swords. However, unlike novaculite, Belgian blue and coticule, natural and synthetic Japanese millstones use water to lubricate and are therefore commonly known as Japanese waterstone, because this type of stone is very porous. Natural Japanese waterstones should be soaked in water for up to twenty-four hours, while synthetic Japanese waterstones can be soaked only for a few moments.
However, due to limited natural resources and intensive extraction over the centuries, there are few real high-quality Japanese waterstones available today and they are very expensive. Today, several companies produce synthetic Japanese water bricks, whose composition and grain size are more homogeneous than those of natural stones, which often become slightly harder and therefore last a little longer, not to mention the fact that they are cheaper to obtain.
In addition, there are three main classes of Japanese waterstones, namely Ara-tu (rough stone), Naka-tu (medium/medium stone) and Shiag-tu (last stone). It should be noted, however, that the different types of Japanese natural waterstone vary greatly from one stone to another, both in density and grain size, and are therefore poorly reflected in American or European grinding standards. Because they are also much softer than Novakulite, Japanese waterstones should be compacted more often and not last as long as Novakulite or Kotikulite. However, as they form a fine-grained slurry when used, they are very efficient for both grinding and polishing.
The word novaculite comes from the Latin word novacula, which means razor rock, and is essentially metamorphic, recrystallized, a variety of features consisting mainly of microcrystalline quartz found in the Wachit Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma and in the Marathon ascent, Novaculite, which moved in the Devonian and early Mississippi subperiod about 410-325 million years ago and was lifted and folded during the Wachita Orogeny of the Atocane era (early Pennsylvania subperiod), is a very strong and erosion-resistant stone, so several layers of novakulite in the Wachita Mountains are ridge-shaped. Because of its availability and composition, it has been exploited since ancient times as an arrowhead and spearhead and more recently as a grindstone.
In addition, Novakulite consists of different stone layers of different density, grain size and colour. For example, the red novaculitis layer (or Washita stone) is both the softest and the coarser, while the next coarser/hardened layer is the soft grey/white Arkansas stone; both are cut relatively quickly to produce a hard tail material and are therefore an excellent choice for chamfering. The next class of particles/hardness is the Arkansas bluestone, which is used to polish the bevel instead of defining it, and finally there are the classes of black bluestone and Arkansas translucent bluestone, which are used for honing and very fine edge polishing. It is also the raw material of the Charnley Forest () and the oil fields of Turkey.
Belgian blue squid and catfish
Belgian Blue and Welsalm Kotikühl are two ancient rock strata found in the Belgian Ardennes with properties similar to those of novoculite and siliceous sedimentary rocks. It is a metamorphic rock consisting of grey and yellow volcanic ash mixed with small crystals of spessartite garnet, suspended in a clay matrix. However, due to their geology, these two types of rocks are only found in vertical veins sandwiched between two thick layers of blue-violet oil shale and must therefore be mined carefully, mainly by hand. However, this extraction process is both very time-consuming and difficult, and because of the bad weather conditions, the stonemasons can only extract the stone a few months a year. That’s why the Belgian blue and Coticula shades are generally a bit expensive.
However, since Belgian Blue Stone is usually found in relatively wide columns with much thinner layers of Welsalma Coticulo on both sides of the oil shale, Belgian Blue Stone is larger than Coticulo and therefore slightly cheaper. But it is also slightly softer than the coticule and is not divided into different types like the coticule. Because it is also a softer stone than the coticule, it is sold without a substrate layer.
Velsalm Kotikül, on the other hand, is usually found in much narrower layers, sandwiched between a layer of oil shale and a layer of Belgian Blue Stone, and is therefore both less common and more expensive than Belgian Blue Stone. In addition, kotikükülschild is divided into several varieties and sometimes has spots on the surface due to its proximity to the slate layer. It is also slightly harder than Belgian Blue Stone and, because of its brittleness, is bound to a layer of hard oil shale substrate before sale to prevent the stone from breaking during use.
Finally, it should be noted that sometimes bilateral cotillons/Belgian blue serum are found with a layer of Belgian Blue Stone on one side and a layer of cotillion on the other side. These tones therefore produce softer, coarser and grainy tones on the one hand and harder, finer and grainy tones on the other. Moreover, these double-sided stones do not need a substrate because of the inherent strength of Belgian Blue Stone.
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- 400/1000 Wasserstein coarse and medium grain combined
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- 2 rubber supports to be placed under the rocks
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Different types of natural and synthetic wheel tones
Waterstones, oilstones, ceramic stones and diamond colours are available in many different types and each has its advantages and disadvantages compared to the others.
Waterstones vs. Petroleum stones vs. Diamond stones
When brush paste is used to cut metal, it acts as a sandpaper and removes fine metal particles (shavings) each time the knife passes over the stone. For this reason, coarse-grained sera are cut faster than fine-grained sera, while soft sera are cut faster than hard sera, as both types of whey not only remove fine metal particles from the blade, but also small particles from the surface of the whey (aka slurry), exposing new crystals to the grinding process all the time. However, if chips accumulate on the surface of the brush paste during grinding, they clog the stone and significantly reduce its effectiveness. Therefore, some serums need water to lubricate the stone and bond the chips, while others need oil to lubricate the stone and bond the chips.
Rocks should be moistened with water and flattened.
However, it should also be noted that water stones are often much softer than oil stones and therefore cut faster than oil stones, but they must also be smoother than oil stones. It should also be noted that some waterstones need to be soaked in water for a few hours before being consumed, while others are pulverised and polished and therefore need only be soaked for a few minutes before being consumed and then moistened occasionally during the grinding process. Diamond grains, on the other hand, are more durable than water or oil and because they are generally coarser, they cut faster than natural whey grains. Moreover, their design means that they never have to be woven and in fact large diamond stones are often used to match natural and synthetic whey.
Combination Waterstone King, grain size 1000/6000 gr.
Like petroleum stones, water-stones are available in natural and synthetic materials, and while some people prefer natural, siliceous Japanese water-stones, they can be very expensive, so others prefer synthetic water-stones made from silicon carbide or alumina instead.
In addition, Japan’s most precious natural waterstones are extracted in the Narutaki region north of Kyoto, Japan, and are generally available as table stones or bagstones with a grain size of 120 to 12,000 pieces. On the other hand, synthetic waterstones are produced from alumina and are widely used as table or bagstones and with grain sizes ranging from 220 to 8000 and although they are the same abrasive material used in the production of Indian oilstones, the difference between the two is that the binder that holds the abrasive together makes waterstones much softer than waterstones, which contributes to faster cutting as the worn abrasive breaks down more quickly and is replaced by fresh, sharp abrasive. In addition, when the stone wears down, waterstones are not enamelled or loaded with chips such as oil stones, which means that new grinding particles are constantly exposed so that the stone continues to cut. In addition, they can be effectively lubricated with water (instead of oil, which can damage aboutwaterstone ), which in combination with the fine abrasive particles on the surface of the stone forms a suspension that polishes the bevel when the stone is cut. However, it should also be noted that water calculations become uneven much faster than other types of serums, although they are easier to repeat due to their softness.
Dan’s Whetstone Stone, the original Arkansas stone, medium-thin.
Oilstones differ from waterstones in that they require a starting oil for floating chips (metal particles). In addition, these stones are usually made from one of three different materials: novaculite, aluminium oxide (corundum) or silicon carbide (carborundum), and they all use oil to lubricate the stone and keep the shavings in place to prevent clogging. While Novaculite and Coticule are the most traditional types of petroleum stones, there are also synthetic petroleum stones produced by a Norton abrasive company called India Oil Stones.
Alumina soil stones
Norton India oilstone, thin/coarse
Alumina Oil Stones are very popular artificial grinding wheels that are manufactured by an abrasive company called Norton and are commonly known as India Stones. In general, these stones are cheaper than Arkansas stones (or Novaculite), have a calibrated, medium and fine grain size and are designed for fast cutting. However, when fine grains are used, they can also produce relatively fine edges. Because Indian oilstones are also softer and coarser than Arkansas stones, they are usually used in combination with novaculite to cut the initial edge of the bevel or to repair extremely blunt or damaged edges before the bevel is refined and polished with the Arkansas stone.
Silicon carbide bricks for crude oil
Combo Norton Cristolon, fine/grained oilstone
Silicon carbide, on the other hand, is the fastest of the three types of oily stones, and the stones produced by Norton are known as Crystalon Stones. They are also classified as small, medium or large stones based on the size of their grain. However, although these stones cannot produce such a fine cutting edge as the oilstones of Arkansas or India, their ability to reach high speeds makes them ideal for sharpening tools, cutting the bevel on very blunt blades, or repairing the edges of damaged blades. Finally, because they are sharpened so quickly, it is customary to start with a coarse oilstone crystal, then move on to the medium or fine Indian oilstone and finally to the Arkansas oilstone.
Shapton glass, 4000 grains
In recent years some serum manufacturers have started to produce ceramic sera from hard ceramic powders that are mixed with alumina and then sintered to a hard form. However, instead of using oil or water to lubricate the rinsing tones, ceramic rinsing tones are designed to be used without lubrication, which is a significant advantage for cooks who need to keep their knives sharp but do not have the space or time to use the waterstone on the bench. They are generally available as table stones, pocket stones, round or triangular rods.
Diamond grinding disc DMT
Diamond umbrellas are made from very small industrial diamonds, which are glued to the surface of a metal or plastic plate. Moreover, because diamonds are much harder than any other abrasive, they tend to cut very quickly and much longer than other abrasives. But they are also often more expensive to buy. In addition, diamond stones generally consist of three different designs, namely a one-piece metal plate with a coating of glue and diamond dust and with holes in the plate to allow chips to run out, a one-piece plate without holes for grinding tools with corners that can get stuck in the holes, and a plastic plate with islets of bare plastic alternating with glue and diamond dust that serve as lubricant.
Bank Stones vs.Pocket Stones
Arkansas soft flints are generally used to store sharp knives in the fields.
If the stone is to be used on a flat surface, it is called Skameyka stone. On the other hand, small portable handheld bricks are called pocket bricks. Because pocket-stones are also smaller than benches, they are easier to carry, but they also present a challenge in maintaining a constant angle and even pressure when trying to sharpen longer knives. Therefore, banks are generally used at home or in the warehouse, while pocket bricks generally are reserved for edge flaps in field.
Experts recommend: How to choose the best wheel
Written by: Peter Novellan – Professional grinder in Halifax, Canada. See his interview onCoastand here on KnifePlanet.
In the old days, when our grandparents were sharpening, there wasn’t much choice, they pulled out a well known and well used old oilstone and put it in. It is not so much a tool for the passion of grinding, but a tool, such as a chisel, sharp. We have a much wider choice today.
I only grind with water stones, so my recommendations will be based on the most commonly used stones at the moment. The number of water stones currently available is astonishing, and they can certainly be overwhelming for people trying to decide which ones to spend money on.
I am here to help you choose the stones to buy, I am totally obsessed with sharpening knives, I do it every day, I have a sharpening shop, and I do everything, every knife, thousands of hands every year on Japanese water stones, so I need to be sure which stones I use.
Selection of the loop: Coarse, medium and fine combination
This article is not about sharpening a knife, check this item instead of, but in short, a large stone is crucial, it has the potential to quickly lift a burr and quickly sharpen a dull knife. With the right pressure we can form a burr, remove the burr and then roughly refine the stone, resulting in a very sharp knife. This feeling is a motivation, it builds trust and strengthens your sharpening experience, so believe me when I tell you that a rough stone is your first priority. I recommend 400, 600 or 800 grains. Then, depending on the knives you are sharpening, try to get a combination of stones. For example, a combination of 400 – 1000 – 5000 grains of three stones gives you sharper knives than most people have ever seen.
Pressure control is very important when grinding waterstones.
The choice of grains must correspond to the steel in which the knives you want to sharpen are made. If your knives are made of relatively mild European steel, you can process them with a grain size from 1000 to 2000. There is a long explanation for this, but it suffices to say that these knives with a grain size of 2000 degrees can be made extremely sharp.
If your knife collection consists of harder steel, for example in the 60-64 area, you can refine to a higher level of, 5000 to 8000.
However, I want it to be simple, so that whatever your knives are, the remains with a combination of coarse, medium and fine. As you progress, you can learn how to use pressure manipulation to prevent excessive thinning, but you can put this knowledge aside for now, but it’s another exciting step to follow.
My favourite brands of whetstones View: After 1000x sharp blades
You will find my personal favorites below and they are all synthetic stones. I have experience with natural stones, but let’s make it easier by gluing synthetic water stones. Believe me, some of the sharpest knives in the world are sharpened exclusively on synthetic stones. Here are my personal favorites, I use these waterstones every day, and order is not necessarily a priority, they are all good.
1. NANIVA TECHNICAL REPORT
Naniwa is a Japanese manufacturer of high quality water stones.
This special brand of stone is very popular and will not disappoint you. I recommend a combination of Naniwa Professional 400, 1000 and 5000 grains.
Feedback is a very important element for most sharpeners, i.e. the feeling the stone gives when you use it. It is smooth, creamy and silky or hard and scratchy. Although feedback, whether pleasant or unpleasant, can be a factor delaying the purchase, it has no real influence on the sharpness the stone can deliver. Unless the feedback is so disruptive that the pencil sharpener can’t concentrate and enjoy it, and so the pencil sharpener doesn’t like what he’s doing, it can end up having a negative effect on the results.
The reactions of the Naniwa Professional line are in my opinion absolutely delightful. In fact, 400 and 1000 grains give fantastic feedback, and although 5000 grains seem really heavier, it’s still quite acceptable.
There are a lot of stones that splash and leave, which means you don’t have to soak them, just cover them with water if they can be polished and they are gone.
Specifications of the Naniwa Professional line, as you can see on on the website of the manufacturer
You can start your journey by sharpening these stones and holding onto them along the way. Finally, you can expand your collection by 2,000 or 8,000 or even a beautiful stone with a grain size of 10,000, whatever you choose, this brand is a good choice.
Naniwa also makes a traditional line of Naniwa bricks, they are cheaper than a professional line, and I think they are made to compete in value with other brands such as King, which are cheaper, more attractive to some who are just starting out and may not want to invest much money. I tried the traditional Naniwa 220, 1000 and 2000 pebbles and I liked them very much, so if you consider a cheaper brand in the beginning, they are good too. I don’t like them as much as the professional line, but I like them, they work, they make sharp knives.
Traditional Naniwa stones are available on the market.
Naniwa has also produced another, slightly more famous gemstone, Naniwa Aotoshi, commonly called Green Joy Brick. It is a waterstone with a granulometry of 2,000 grains with absolutely exceptional feedback, it is pure pleasure to use and it gives fantastic results.
Extraordinary Naniva Aotoshi.
In short, I recommended combinations of Naniva stones:
- NANIWA PROFESSIONAL 400 – 1,000 – 5,000 Grain size
- NANIWA PROFESSIONAL 400 – 1,000 – 3,000 Grain size
- TRADE SNANIWA 220 – 1,000 – 2,000 grains
I recommend the other naniva stones:
- NANIWA AOTOSHI 2,000 Grit size (This is a very large stone)
- NANIWA PROFESSIONAL600, 800, 2,000, 3,000 and 10,000 grains of size are also large stones. In fact, the Naniwa Professional 3000 is probably the best 3000 stone you can buy, it really is that good. If you’re looking for a polished edge, you’ll get everything you need from 1000+ grains.
2. OVERVIEW OF A LAPTOP WINDOW
Chapton Glass Ceramic waterstone and hot glass because the stone is mounted on the glass, we only use one side, actually very cool, I love this idea. Champton glass blocks are available in a variety of grains ranging from 120 to an incredible 30,000 pieces. It’s my favorite:
Shapton Glass 320, 500, 1000, 2000 and 16,000. I have 4,000, and 8,000, they’re absolutely normal, great, actually, but I don’t use them as much as the others. These stones are superior to hard steel knives, the hardest steel doesn’t fit them. This certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t sharpen hard knives with the Naniwa brand, but you can. I’ve been using this stone for many years and I love it.
As for the reactions, in the eyes and hands of many grinders, the comments about this particular brand of stone are not to their liking and often enough to discourage them from using it. They’re thinner than the other stones, so it might look like you’re not getting any money. These are very hard stones, not a soft and creamy feeling when sharpening, in fact no feedback at all.
The reason they’re called glass stones…
I love these stones so much that the feedback isn’t terrifying at all, I don’t even think about it. The results are always first class, they give exactly what I want, some of the sharpest knives I’ve ever made are sharpened on Shapton glass stones. They are thinner, but they last very long and are also easy to maintain,
As far as rough stones are concerned, 500 grams of Chapton glass is one of my favourite rough stones, which I personally placed on an equal footing with the Naniwa Pro 400. They spread out and disappear without soaking.
Apart from the fact that Shapton products are very well made, that I have Shapton Stone Brackets and the great Shapton Pond, I can’t emphasize the quality of these products enough.
One of the combinations of stones I got to know a few years ago is unique – a combination of 500, 2000 and 16,000 grains. I was scared when I first tried it, there were thousands of knives, it works, it’s a fantastic combination. It is unique because, according to traditional thinking, if, for example, we grind a stone with a grain size of 500, we have to double the grain size, then a stone with a grain size of 1000 and finally 2000. This way of thinking has to be flexible, it’s just a general rule, I’ve broken it countless times.
In short, a Shapton 500, 1,000 and 2,000 glass is a good combination and if you want to throw a stone with a grain size of 4,000 instead of 2,000, that’s fine too. If your knives are very hard, like the ZDP 189, it’s a great choice. (They are also perfect for tools, scissors, etc., and is the best choice for manyrazor sharpeners).
3. CARDBOARD BOX
There are also ceramic-based water bricks, which are supplied in plastic packaging that can be used as stone holders. These are highly appreciated waterstones that are very popular with professional sharpeners. Many people think that a stone with a grain size of 2000, as one of the best serums in this size, and a stone with a grain size of 5000 are excellent.
I have a Shapton Pro 220, 320, 1000, 15000, 1500, 2000, 5000, 8000 and 15000. There are also 30,000 pebbles I haven’t been able to try yet.
The fantastic combination is a Shapton Pro 320, 1,000 (or 2,000) than 5,000 grains. The Shapton Pro 5000 stone has the ability to create sharper edges than most people have ever seen.
As far as the reactions are concerned, a 5k stone is quite hard, but stones with a smaller grain size really give that impression, they are pretty good, and there is not a single stone I really want.
If you are looking for a polished edge, a stone with a grain size of 5000 pieces is included.
4. OTHER QUALITIES OF WATERSTONE
The three brands I mentioned are my favorites, but that means there are other big stones to enjoy. Many grinders have a certain favourite stone with a certain grain size. For example:
Chinamatown with a grain size of 8000 grams is definitely a popular 8K stone, it’s my favorite, and the critics have a lot to do with it. It is silky soft and looks creamy when used. When a cleaning degree of 6k or more is reached, chamfers and edges are unavoidable and often necessary. The polishing of this stone is very nice, provided that some adjustments have been made beforehand, but it is a beautiful stone with a grain size of 8000.
China 8,000 gravel.
Arashiyama stone with 6000 grams of grain is another beauty, it is my favorite stone with 6000 grams of grain.
Arashiyama 6000 gravel.
As I said, these are the stones with which I have personal experience, there are others I like very much, including others: GESSIN, KING, SUEHIRO, ZERAX, KOTEZU, IMANISI, BEST…
BEST GRAIN SIZE HYDRAULIC CONSTRUCTION STONE
It may feel like there’s something left to choose from, but you don’t have to have a lot of stones, just pick a few good varieties. To summarize, I would like to indicate in the following what my favorite stones are in each gravel. Yes, you can mix brands when sharpening, but I recommend to buy a combination of 2 or 3 stones of the same brand and continue from there.
When you start sharpening, you soon hear about the jagged and polished edges. Know that a stone with a weight of 1k gives you an advantage that can be played beautifully, like a knife that ends in 5k. It is believed that a knife with a highly polished surface, 5k and higher, has been polished to erase the softness of the teeth. This knife does not bite into the skin of the tomato, for example because the blade is too polished, but slides on top of it. This is not always the case if the knife has been properly sharpened, i.e. if the sides A and B of the blade meet exactly at the tip of the knife, this edge will slide very well into the tomato. I’ve seen many new Japanese knives with 8k polished blades, which the tomato skin can’t resist.
Conclusion: Choosing the right stone
As you can see, there are many different types and varieties of hoarseness on the market today, each with its advantages and disadvantages. It is therefore advisable to choose the right grindstone according to the speed at which you need to remove the metal and the fineness of the edges. Although they are often the most expensive type of whey, diamond stones, for example, are the fastest cut, even in their finest grain size, followed by Crystolon stones and then India Stones, usually followed by Japanese waterstones, and then Novaculite, Belgian Blue and Kotikuli whey in terms of the speed at which they remove the metal. However, it should also be noted that for some tools the edge is coarser and therefore sharper, while for others a much finer edge is needed and for hunting knives the finest of all. The trick to choosing the right tone for each grinding task is therefore to obtain multiple stones with different grain sizes for each task – from cutting the initial bevel or detecting the damaged edge, to refining the existing edge, to polishing. We hope this article has helped you. You can leave a comment for the software.
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