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Re: My "go to" stones

Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:38 pm

I think you need to be a man and go for a 30k grit...Why stop at such low refinement :)

Re: My "go to" stones

Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:46 pm

30K? What are you sharpening, a splitting maul? 0.1u diamond tape is where it's at!

Re: My "go to" stones

Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:55 pm

All depends what kind of finish and edge you are trying to achieve. More stones can be better if you are going for a true mirror edge or sharpening a razor. But as has been stated here, a 2 or 3 stone combo is great for what we do in the kitchen.

That being said, Glass Stones are pretty much my go to stones every day. I've gone through 2 of the 500's already (one broke because I dropped it on tile).

Stropping on the 16k glass really does wonders, I can echo those comments as well.

Personally, I stop at 3 points for my kitchen knives: 2k, 4k, and 8k, and that all depends on how the steel is responding. The only time I really go above this is when I'm honing razors, or just incredibly bored. ;)

Re: My "go to" stones

Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:44 am

I guess I'm still new enough at this that I'm driven to 10k and beyond on my gyutos. I know my onions aren't diced any better, but I still get a thrill out of tree topping arm hair with a ten inch knife.

Re: My "go to" stones

Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:49 am

Sorry for the naive question, but are you guys talking about using an Edge Pro or full-size Glass Stones?

Re: My "go to" stones

Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:56 am

Full size.

Re: My "go to" stones

Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:35 am

On of these days I may get a few folks that actually care about there cutlery enough and work with me to get a more refined edge that is useful and long lasting. Only so much you can do with a Spanish Henckels though. I refer them here to find a knife that fits there needs and will hold a good edge. Its a hard sell.
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