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 Post subject: Newbie to sharpening
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:58 pm 

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I'm a new owner of a Takeda knife and now realize my other german knives were not sharp as I once thought they were nor do they have the nice light feel.

I've been reading through the posts trying to learn how and what to use to sharpen my knives. I'm a home cook and need to sharpen kitchen knives as well as hunting knives.

Can I use the same set of stones to sharpen all of my knives?
Should I just buy the 5pc set Mark has put together?
Or am I better off going with a Shapton set?
Or should I invest in Chosera or Nubatama set?

 Post subject: Re: Newbie to sharpening
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:41 pm 
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The five piece set from CKTG is capable of sharpening any knife I've ever seen.

Now, certain stones are better with certain steel types. But, that's more of a finicky thing that sharpening nuts get into than someone the casual sharpener should care about. If all you're after is a sharp knife, I'd get the 5 piece set.


 Post subject: Re: Newbie to sharpening
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:02 pm 
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+1 to what Adam said. I saw this thread last night from my tablet and I would have made an almost identical reply to his if I had been at my PC.

 Post subject: Re: Newbie to sharpening
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:47 pm 
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+2 is all I will say.

If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't make animals taste so good.
 Post subject: Re: Newbie to sharpening
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:00 pm 

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That is a good set,but just a word of caution, don't spend too much time on the 500. More than likely, your Takeda will not need to go down that far. The ONLY time I pull out my 500, or anything less than 1k is for repairs. Start with the 1k and learn the movements before dropping down. I would almost say get a good 1000 ish stone followed by the Rika, skip the 500 and the loop.

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