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 Post subject: Low grit Stone
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:41 pm 
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I found some old knives in storage at my dads house this weekend. They're pretty dull and a couple beat up. I am looking to get a lower grit stone to see what I can do with these knives. This will be some good practice as I'm still a newbe. I'm going to need a lower grit stone sooner or later anyway so now seems to be a good time to jump. The knives are a mix of stainless and carbon.

I was looking at the 320 Shapton Pro or GS. What are your thoughts on these or should I be looking at something else.



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 Post subject: Re: Low grit Stone
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:49 pm 
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I have one of Mark's 400 grit "latte" stones and it works great for this task. I really like it alot.


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 Post subject: Re: Low grit Stone
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:27 pm 
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My favorite is the 500 Beston but I hear good things about the Shepton too.



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 Post subject: Re: Low grit Stone
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:07 am 
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Is 320 going to low?



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 Post subject: Re: Low grit Stone
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:24 am 
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I don't think 320 is too low. It just depends on your personal preference I guess. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Low grit Stone
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I've been having a good time with the latte 400 at home recently. The other one we're using at the office that I like a lot is the Bamboo 150. We use that stone to do quick thinning on the finish sharpening jobs for the Artifex. We follow it with the beston 500, Imanishi 1K and Rika 5K and then a little stropping.



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 Post subject: Re: Low grit Stone
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Bamboo 150 is my secret weapon.


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 Post subject: Re: Low grit Stone
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I agree with Mark on this series of stones. The 150 bamboo makes quick work of thining the blade and Rika 5k is very responsive and leaves a nice toothy finish. Have lots of water at the ready for the 150, it's a realy thirsty stone, a sinkbridge with a light trickle works great to keep it hydrated.


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 Post subject: Re: Low grit Stone
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The 150 bamboo sounds like a great stone(that may be purchased later) but I need something that can lead directly into a 1K.



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 Post subject: Re: Low grit Stone
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For softer steel knives going from a 150 Bamboo to a 1k is a reasonable jump and it saves lots of time. For harder knives, you can add something inbetween in the 400 grit range. I'm guessing the knives you mention are not harder steel knives.

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