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 Post subject: Which kit should I pick up?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:18 pm 

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I am thinking of getting the edge pro and I am not right on which kit I should get.

The knives I have are the following:
global gs8, global g17, global g10, 3 henckels various sizes, 1 damascus VG10 steel 19cm that somebody got me from japan, 1 Tojiro-DP Gyutou , 1 Tojiro-DP Honesuki, few fibrox handles victorinox

In the future I am thinking of sticking with mostly japanese knives, as I never liked the heels of the western knives

At my work kit I currently use the 2 tojiros, the global gs8, 1 pairing from victorinox. The job involves some very very thin slicing of spring onion and we go through a lot of them so it's one of the main jobs that we have. The way I cut is lifting one end of the knife and the forward part is always in contact with the chopping board (I am pretty sure that this has a name, but I can't remember it)

I also have 220/1000 4000/8000 waterstones, but I am not very good with freehand sharpening. I can sharpen my knives on them, but I want something that it will be more reliable.

Hope that this has given you some insight on my knife usage and you can guide me on choosing the right kit.


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 Post subject: Re: Which kit should I pick up?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:25 pm 
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I don't think you can beat the bang for buck with the EdgePro Essential set. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/edproesset.html
Has all you need to get started, has the Shapton Glass stones, and you can add accessories and stones as needed.



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 Post subject: Re: Which kit should I pick up?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:53 am 

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Isn't the jump from 1000 to 4000 grit a bit high though?


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 Post subject: Re: Which kit should I pick up?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:24 am 
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TOUFAS <> It simply takes more time. For example, if it takes a 2K stone 60 seconds to refine out a 1K scratch pattern, it will take a 4K stone 120 seconds to do the same. These time estimates are arbitrary to make my point.

All I will add regarding stones - is this: since you have so much soft steel & therefore have no need to go above 2K on them (i.e., your globals, forschners, & henkels), you might consider adding a 2K. But not for the original reason you posed, your soft steel simply won't benefit from a 4K edge.



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 Post subject: Re: Which kit should I pick up?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:12 pm 
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The shaptons cut very very fast. But you would.benefit from a 2k glass stone.



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 Post subject: Re: Which kit should I pick up?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:46 pm 

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What about the kit #4 or the chosera?
The first one is not that "clear" to me as I dont understand the tapes function, and the 2nd one looks that it would be a better investement


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 Post subject: Re: Which kit should I pick up?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:54 pm 

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Anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: Which kit should I pick up?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:13 pm 

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The 3K and 6K tapes at 3u and 1u respectively will take your level of polish past the 4K Shapton GS. Not at all necessary for a kitchen knife, especially with softer steel, but fun to play with. The edge will look like a Tiffany platinum engagement ring.


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 Post subject: Re: Which kit should I pick up?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:19 pm 

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So still the best choice is the edge pro essential and maybe pick up some tapes along that so I can show off?


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 Post subject: Re: Which kit should I pick up?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:53 am 

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You will need a stone flattener for the Shaptons. The DMT XXC is popular, but you can get by with this:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/140grdistflp.html

If you plan on heavy reprofiling, the Atoma 140 for the EP is where it's at.

Also, I'm a huge proponent of the Angle Cube for repeatability.


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