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Best travel stone set

Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:48 am

Hallo
I do need some travel stone set. I think a good combination stone would be the best. I often find that knives on cabins I rent are cheap dull knives. Which type of stone? What grit do I need.

Re: Best travel stone set

Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:02 am

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/nubacost15.html

Shapes the edge and then refines a basic knife up to it's full potential.

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Ken

Re: Best travel stone set

Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:01 pm

Maybe a cheap set of travel knives is a better choice?

Re: Best travel stone set

Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:11 pm

DarkStar wrote:Maybe a cheap set of travel knives is a better choice?


+1

However, a cheap king combo can be found for 25-30 bucks as well.

Mowgs

Re: Best travel stone set

Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:18 pm

The Nubatama would suit your desires, but the knives you'd be working on would be frustrating to sharpen. Our last thread about it indicated that stones just didn't do well on cheapo knives.

I asked myself why this is never a problem for me (I have and will continue to rent upscale mountain cabins) and realized it's because I keep my knives in my car for work. My advice would be a knife bag and a few sleeves instead!

Re: Best travel stone set

Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:22 pm

For cheap knives, when I'm traveling I have a cheap 300/600 grit diamond stone that lets me very quickly put a sharp edge on that type of knife. I usually want to travel light, especially, if I'm flying to a destination and don't want to take a waterstone.

Re: Best travel stone set

Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:29 pm

Shapton Glass 320 and 1k. Stones are very thin for easy travel and are fast cutting and splash-n-go making them very convenient to use.
Much better travel set than the Nubatamas.

Re: Best travel stone set

Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:03 am

Since I always use hand baggage I can only use a stone. But maybe I should buy a cheap knife when I arrrive

Re: Best travel stone set

Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:48 pm

I don't carry kitchen knives on my travels but I have taken everything from a CASE pocket knife to a 10" chopper with a full convex zero grind. I have never once taken a full size stone let alone a set of waterstones. I can understand if your job as a cook or chef requires you to spend several days cutting you might want a fine stone or if it's a few months stay you might want a small set and a ceramic rod.

From what I see this is for travel and they are not even your knives? Buy a carbide sharpener like this http://lansky.com/index.php/products/de ... easy-grip/ and take a honing rod, no reason for anything else.

Re: Best travel stone set

Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:28 pm

Jeff B's suggestion is perfect. I have carried a Shapton Glass 500 and 1K, both in a single Shapton Pro case. The Pro case also makes a nice stone holder. Very compact and not too heavy. The Nubatama combo stone is much heavier. The 320 and 1K is a good combo for this situation.
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