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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:12 am 

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SteveG wrote:Adam - for my future reference, what Pro stones do you NOT like?


and +3

Really interested in what your progression would be if you were starting from scratch - which stones from each line (or even other brands) you'd use


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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:27 pm 
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SteveG wrote:Adam - for my future reference, what Pro stones do you NOT like?


I knew that question would come.

It's been a long time, but I seem to remember the 2k and 8k being just suck butt for me. Don't quote me, though, please.



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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:46 pm 
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Too late...it's now out there in cyberspace :-).


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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:49 pm 
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I find that strange Adam because I see the Pro 2k as one of the best. I love that stone. As with everything else in the knife world, personal preference..............



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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:05 pm 
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Like I said Jeff....don't quote me. I definitely remember hating that 8k.....it's the one that's melon colored, yes?

There was one of the coarser stones I really didn't like too though....thought it was the 2k. That was about 5 years ago too......memory fades fast.



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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:47 pm 
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The 8k is the melon colored one but I've never used it, my never need to. Shaun got me intrigued by the Snow White when I bought my Fernedez. I use it so little it may last forever! The 1k(Orange) is decent for the price but nothing to write home about.



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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:26 pm 

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I have a 1k 4k and 8k GS. I love them and they were my first waterstones. I only had cheap Arkansas stones before that but they got the job done on lesser knives. The 4k and 8k barely look used other than the chamfered edges. The 1k is wearing down the fastest but it does the most work. I haven't tried any other stones other than a Takamishi Koppa but I am happy with the results and GS stones. Contemplating the 12k...

One thing about the smaller size of the GS stones, I can throw them in a bag and have them not take up a lot of space. I'm in and out of a couple of pro kitchens sharpening and not having a lot of kit to carry helps. My personal knife bag is big enough.

So take my slightly biased opinion as I've not used much else with a grain of salt.


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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
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The lower the grit in same lines the faster it wears.



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 Post subject: Re: Shapton Pro versus Shapton Glass
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:36 pm 

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+1 on Rook's, Adam's original comments re: GS. And I find the splash-and-go to be especially handy. I find them quicker cutting than my Choseras. I am using them along with the Shapton holder and Diamond Glass lapper. Taken all together, not a cheap setup but one I definitely can use quickly and thus, more often. Anything that keeps me feeding my habit more is a good thing!
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