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 Post subject: Stones for a Newbe
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:31 am 
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Want to learn to freehand sharpen before delving into the world of Japanese knives. Have been watching a lot of videos and looking at stones, which is how I found this place.
Have been looking at the Arashiyama 1k and 6k or would I be better off just shelling out the extra money for some Shapton Glass stones.
For now I will be sharpening some old stainless beaters and a few Victorinox knives.
Once I feel competent with sharpening I want to jump into a nice Japanese stainless or carbon, if not both.
All opinions appreciated.



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 Post subject: Re: Stones for a Newbe
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:15 pm 
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No, you wouldn't necessarily be better off. I had some GlassStone's and sold them in favor of stone's more like the Arashiyama's. Personal preference. You could get the Arashiyama's and never want another stone. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Stones for a Newbe
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:39 pm 

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I'm probably not the best one to ask about the Arashiyama stones, they are my favorite along with my Nubatama stones.

I learned how to use waterstones with the arashiyamas and they have proven to be some of the most well balanced and versatile stones I have ever used.

You will be well served by these stones.


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 Post subject: Re: Stones for a Newbe
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:48 pm 
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Thanks Adam and Mark for your responses. I'm just an avid home cook that has grown weary of cheap knives and gadgets to make them "appear" sharp. I'm hoping I can learn to sharpen well enough to be able to justify owning knives not bought in a department store.
From looking around CKTG I could easily spend a few k$ in the blink of an eye! :D And that would just make me want to spend more! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Stones for a Newbe
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:50 pm 
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Thanks Jason, that's just the kind of information I was seeking!



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 Post subject: Re: Stones for a Newbe
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:39 pm 
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Looks like I'm going to order the Arashiyama 4pc set http://www.chefknivestogo.com/4pcshstset.html and go from there.



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 Post subject: Re: Stones for a Newbe
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:34 pm 

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Hard to go wrong with that!


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