Mark I posted in the sharpening area & have some advise but was curious on your take.
You have used them all & what is your take?
First of all just wanted to clarify that the shaptons are the only truly splash & go?
Does one kit or stone combo really significantly sharpen better or more of a pleasure to use in your experience that would hands down be the right choice in your mind?
Just trying to figure out which route to go.
Think im very capable & dont think ill need or want a stone that may be better for beginners, least don think I do.
Going to start hacking on the Henkels first & obviously my J-knives are new & wont need help for some time. Im sure the Tojiro pettys can get a better edge maybe just stropping on a fine stone & / or just on some leather...
Nubatama ume 1k
Would it be nonsense to use the green brick after the ume before the Suehiro?
Where would you spend my money? the shaptons? fanatics combo?, the ume / rika combo?
I dont mind piecing stones together but need to know what to piece together!
Will be getting strops for sure but really dont feel the need for a coarse stone 300-500#, atleast I dont think I do.
Found this post informative but at the same time some contradicting info, also a few guys not agreeing with needing an 8k snow white:
Very informative but at the same time disappointing that the discussion didnt continuestone-recommendation-t3336.html