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 Post subject: Adding more sharpening stones to my set.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Hello;
I recently placed a couple of orders with you; I'm pleased with the
products and service. I purchased a set of Shapton stones, 1k, 4k, 8k.
They work well. I've been sharpening plane irons with good result. I've
started with DMT plates, finished with 8k Shapton. I like the results,
but wonder if there's a point to going finer? With which stone?
Also, while reading your web site, and watching videos, I've become
intrigued with the natural stones. I wonder if you could recommend one
or two of the lesser expensive ones. How would they integrate with or
substitute for the synthetic stones?
I'm also intrigued with the knives you offer. I ordered one, and am
going to try my hand at sharpening. (I'll start with one of my older
knives.) I mention that because perhaps there's a different choice for
kitchen knife vs plane iron?
Thanks for any advice you could give.
Mark



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 Post subject: Re: Adding more sharpening stones to my set.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Hi Mark,

If you want to try a good finisher that would intergrate with the Shaptons you own I would recommend the Ozuku Koppa. You can add this to the end of your routine and it should give your edges a nice final finish. Natural stones are fun to try. This one is super hard, long lasting and slow cutting. It makes an ideal polisher.

You also might consider getting a strop. They really finish a knife edge well and are cheap and easy to use.



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 Post subject: Re: Adding more sharpening stones to my set.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Sharpening kitchen knives is much easier than plane irons, to me. They have a handle.

You should get a strop. The simple mechanism of stropping will change your edges significantly, especially for woodwork.



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 Post subject: Re: Adding more sharpening stones to my set.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:36 am 

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What is the difference between 1k 4k and 8k?
I dont know what the k means. Please inform me anyone.


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The k stands for 1000 it's easier to type 8k than 8 thousand everytime. Hope that helped. Bullman



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 Post subject: Re: Adding more sharpening stones to my set.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:17 am 
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Well, there's the obvious choice of the 15k Shapton for a synthetic. For natural stones on plane blades, harder stones will do nicely, stones like Ozuku Asagi, Nakayama Asagi etc will go well here as opposed to say a Hakka - better for knives. The Yaginoshima Asagi is a good middle ground choice.

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 Post subject: Re: Adding more sharpening stones to my set.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:44 am 

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I agree with Ken Schwartz that the Yaginoshima Asagi is a more versatile choice. Please do NOT buy the Yaginoshima on the CKTG site, however, because mine is small and getting smaller, and I'm budgeting to buy that one myself :)



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 Post subject: Re: Adding more sharpening stones to my set.
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Now Now, don't be greedy, LOL. We will be getting more :)

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 Post subject: Re: Adding more sharpening stones to my set.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:25 am 

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Between you and Mark Richmond with his perpetual "sold out" of everything, you guys have us begging to take our money from us!!!!



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 Post subject: Re: Adding more sharpening stones to my set.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:28 am 

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More seriously, now that I have your attention, you and Mark should put some Japanese Natural sets together like Mark has with synthetics. Make things easy for us, por favor.



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