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Low and mid range grit stone help.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:11 pm

I need some advice on a few stones.I have a 1K and a 5K Shapton Pro stones that I got from Mark. I like that they are splash & go and that I do not need to soak them before using them. Sometimes I only have a few minutes to play, I mean sharpen. ;)

Here is the list of knives I usually sharpen: some victorinox, some Stainless steel set from Wolfgang Puck, and I have a couple of Murray Carter knives.

I need a rough stone somewhere along the lines of 220-500 grit. What would be a good stone and grit before my 1K?
I was also thinking of a stone between my 1K and 5K, maybe 2K or 3K.

I would prefer to stick to the splash and go stones. What do you guys recommend?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Re: Low and mid range grit stone help.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:20 pm

Shapton Pro 320 and 2k and your good to go. You gotta love those plastic boxes!

Re: Low and mid range grit stone help.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:42 pm

I do love the plastic boxes :)

Is it too big of a jump from 320 to 1k?

Re: Low and mid range grit stone help.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:58 pm

I go from a 320 to a 1k with the Pro stones with no trouble.

Re: Low and mid range grit stone help.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:25 am

320, 1k 2k, 5k is my daily progression. You'll love it (320 to 1k is perfect)

Re: Low and mid range grit stone help.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:32 pm

Excellent, just placed my order for the 320 and 2K.

Re: Low and mid range grit stone help.

Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:01 pm

Michiel Vanhoudt wrote:320, 1k 2k, 5k is my daily progression. You'll love it (320 to 1k is perfect)


Daily? :shock:

Re: Low and mid range grit stone help.

Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:10 am

I sharpen every day. Did 12 knives yesterday :D

Re: Low and mid range grit stone help.

Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:36 pm

320 pro to 1k pro is exactly what Shapton designed the series to do - there is no intervening stone.

Regarding the Shapton Pro plastic ventilated boxes, If anyone needs some, you can have them for $5 each plus shipping costs - just let me know what color(s) you want.
They do make for good stone holders if your stone is the size of a Shapton Pro with little feet on the bottom and an indentation that the stone fits in on the top.

BTW the GlassStones fit nicely in them too :)

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Ken

Re: Low and mid range grit stone help.

Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:34 am

Ken - I may want some...just have to take inventory and see what fits and doesn't.
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