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 Post subject: Knife and stone.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Hello,

I am a beginner who is planning to purchase a gyuto and whetstone. I don't have much knowledge in the area, but after some research I though this might be a good starter combination to start with:

Konosuke HD Wa-Gyuto Ho 240mm

Bester 1200x Water Stone (is there an alternative - I see your store is out of stock)


Would I need other items - such as other stones for fine sharpening/polishing (saw Suehiro Rika / Takenoko recommended)? And would you reccomend the new shape of the Konosuke HD 240 Gyuto (is it easier to use as my first "laser")?

For reference, this is for personal home use and I have a small selection of shun knives and some basic workhorse knives.

Sorry for all of the questions and thank you for any help,

Tate



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 Post subject: Re: Knife and stone.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:54 pm 
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Hi Tate,

The HD Konosuke is an excellent knife. I encourage you to try it.

Regular version will most likely be best for you.

We have the Beston 1K in stock. You could also try the Shapton Pro 5K as a finisher for the knife. It's a good stone. Otherwise we will have the other ones you list in a couple weeks.



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 Post subject: Re: Knife and stone.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:10 pm 
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Hello Tate!!

Can't recommend against the Kono, so good choice there. I haven't used the new shape though.....can't comment on that one.

The Bester 1200 is a great stone, but another good choice is the Nubatama Ume 1000....used it three times now and I do like it a lot. Both good!

You wouldn't "need" another stone. The 1k will get you back to a factory edge pretty well. But, a higher grit stone is always nice. A lower grit stone is necessary when you need to thin or fix a chipped edge.

The Rika is nice, but if it were my only higher grit stone, I'd have to look at something finer. The Shapton Pro 5k is a killer stone, as is the Takenoko. The Chocera's are really nice too, but pricey.



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 Post subject: Re: Knife and stone.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Make a list of all the 1k stones that Mark sells, hang it on the wall, step back, close your eyes and through a dart at it and that is the one you buy. Mark doesn't sell any "bad" stones.
And you can't go wrong with the Kono.



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 Post subject: Re: Knife and stone.
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My 1K is an Arashiyama, and it's great. I recently added the Arashiyama 6k as well, and that's a big improvement over what I had been using in that range.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:32 pm 
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mkmk --> The Arashiyama 1k and 6k is what I am using. Works well for what little I have to sharpen right now.



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 Post subject: Re: Knife and stone.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:57 pm 

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Thank you to everyone for all the help.

I know I have much more to learn, but am excited to finally handle a laser in person. I'm going to order the Kono HD and a 1k stone and then look into finishing stones shortly so I can read more about sharpening.

Wonderful site - thank you everyone and Mark!


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 Post subject: Re: Knife and stone.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:45 pm 

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Received the knife and it did not disappoint - it feels like an extension of my hand.

Thanks again!

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 Post subject: Re: Knife and stone.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Nice pictures!! :)

Glad you like the knife.



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 Post subject: Re: Knife and stone.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:37 pm 
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Nice! Your going to have a lot of fun with that!



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