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Newbie stone set

Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:07 am

Hello everyone,

First of all, I'd like to thank you all for giving me hours of reading material on the forum. I'm not one to post much, but rest assured I'm here every day. I've had previous questions in the knife recommendation section about a gyuto I'm planning to buy, but that was before the Kohetsu line was released. As soon as I figure out how to get the knives shipped to Montenegro, I'll be getting the Kohetsu 240mm, a petty I haven't decided on yet, and a set of stones. After a few hours of browsing through the store and the forums I've fount 3 stones I need your approval for.

Latte 400
Nubatama Ume 1k
Suehiro Rika 5k

Fire off any suggestions you might have since I'm pretty much a noob. :D


Re: Newbie stone set

Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:13 am

Lots of great stones stones and sets at CKTG and that one should work as well as any and give you several years of service.

Re: Newbie stone set

Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:54 pm

Thanks for the reply. :D

Re: Newbie stone set

Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:31 pm

Your choice of stones looks well thought out. Add 2K green brick and your good. That and a 8K to 10K and refine your edges to your liking.

Re: Newbie stone set

Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:16 am

I'm currently on a budget, but I will take your suggestion into consideration. Which 8k or 10k stone would you suggest?

Re: Newbie stone set

Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:39 am

Rick - I think that set will do everything you'll need for quite some time. Get it and don't look back. You can investigate other stones after you've gotten good at using that set. You'll then have a frame of reference when comparing stones (the feel, hardness, and other characteristics).

Don't forget a stone holder and a flattening plate if you don't already have them. Good basic option: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/xxcdiplandun.html.

Spend another $10 and get some stropping options as well: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/xxcdiplandun.html. You can use the leather strop by itself w/no compound to tune up your edge between sharpenings. BTW the Rika 5K is also a good stone to use dry and strop on (edge trailing strokes) as well.

Re: Newbie stone set

Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:34 pm

^^^^ What Steve said ^^^^

Re: Newbie stone set

Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:21 pm

Rickme420 wrote:....Which 8k or 10k stone would you suggest?
I wouldn't worry about this yet. Get to know your set first and you will have a much better idea of what you want to purchase later when you want more stones.

Re: Newbie stone set

Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:35 pm

Alrighty then. Thank you so much for the comments. :)

Re: Newbie stone set

Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:27 pm

+1 for what Steve said. The stones you have selected are and excellent choice. You will need the flattener and a holder. After the 5K stone stropping will be a great next step (also as Steve mentions).

You can always build a holder from scrap wood at Home Depot if you really want to save. Check out this old thread http://www.chefknivestogoforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2184&hilit=sink%20bridge
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