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 Post subject: Re: Tweener Stone
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:45 am 

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i meant soft lol


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 Post subject: Re: Tweener Stone
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Adam, Is the Suehiro Rika any softer than the Kitayama I already have? That is a pretty soft stone and now that I don't gouge it, I like it!


Yeah, it's softer than I remember the Kitayama being. Not chalk soft like the Naniwa 10k SuperStone...but soft.



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 Post subject: Re: Tweener Stone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:59 pm 

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Ok, going to go with the Suehiro Rika . . . however I am now wondering if I need another tweener to fill between the 1K Shapton and the 5K Suehiro Rika. Anyone?



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 Post subject: Re: Tweener Stone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:03 pm 

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a 2k stone would be a good finisher for softer steels on western / european style knives


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 Post subject: Re: Tweener Stone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:14 pm 
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No, absolutely not. I go from 1k to the Rika all the time, I never use a stone between them.

But, like franzb69, I do like a 2k for a finisher on some knives. It's useful there...but not between 1k and Rika.



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 Post subject: Re: Tweener Stone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:41 pm 

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Ok, so I like this direction. I think I will get the 2K stone to use as finisher on my softer knives.

Shapton Pro 2K??? or what do you recommend?



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 Post subject: Re: Tweener Stone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:50 pm 

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can't go wrong with that. =D


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 Post subject: Re: Tweener Stone
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:28 am 

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I went with the Green Brick of Joy for all the softer steel western / european style knives... A one stop sharpening brick.


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 Post subject: Re: Tweener Stone
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:32 am 
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I've got a Shapton Pro 2k that I use on my softer steel, good stone. I have been curious about the Green Brick too.



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 Post subject: Re: Tweener Stone
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:11 pm 

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Pulled the trigger . . . I really appreciate the advice!

Went with the Suehiro Rika and decided on the Naniwa Aotoshi 2k Green Brick of Joy, I mean with a name like that you gotta try it!



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