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 Post subject: your first stone!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:27 am 

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I wanted to start a topic on choosing stones. any type: naturals, nubatamas, ect;...

I am actually looking for a stone for myself. I go to culinary school in Los angeles and I need sharp knives like any other student trying to become a chef.

Feel free to post anything regarding this

thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: your first stone!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:28 am 

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Or any suggestions! thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: your first stone!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:05 am 

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Shapton Glass 1,000 grit and Shapton Glass 4,000 grit are one of the best places to start.

If you can afford it, Shapton Pro 1,000 and 5,000. Read my reviews on Shapton Pro stones and the Shapton Pro 1K and 5K stones in the customer review forum.

For my review of the Shapton Pro stones go to shapton-pro-sharpening-stones-t313.html

For my review of the Shapton Pro 1,000, 1,500, and 5,000 go to shapton-pro-5k-review-t322.html



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 Post subject: Re: your first stone!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:54 am 

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Thanks i will definitely check it out. Did you start off with these?


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 Post subject: Re: your first stone!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:00 am 
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1222 <> You did say stone so you really have to go with a combination stone. Mark has an 800/6000 on his site, but I think thats a bit much for you. Norton makes a simple 1000/4000 that would be great for you. Its a relatively soft stone that will teach you to steady your angle by default or you'll dig in it. The King is soft, as well, but 800 is gonna cut too much & you dont need a 6000 polish. A simple combination water stone for a beginner wanting one stone.



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 Post subject: Re: your first stone!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:25 am 
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I love 320, 1k, 5k Pro.

Prices of Pro and Glass stones at CKTG are very similar.



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 Post subject: Re: your first stone!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:44 am 

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Yes, I would sart with the Shaptons because they are great stones to end up with. Splash and go stones. As a student. You will find the Shapton Pro Stones work great because they are quite portable and can be carried in your kit.



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 Post subject: Re: your first stone!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:24 am 

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Thanks a lot guys. I actually have a norton stone and have been practicing on it today. The funny thing is that I asked my chef today about his first stone and he actually gave it to me. I got to say its cracked, but very low at the stone so the rest is usable. It is a 1000 and 6000 grit.


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 Post subject: Re: your first stone!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:25 am 

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I have not used the stone yet but as soon as i do i will post on how it goes. Thanks a lot again and will inform on this post


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 Post subject: Re: your first stone!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:44 pm 

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Can't beat that! Have fun learning.



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