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 Post subject: Waterstone for a Victorinox
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:20 pm 

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Hello. I just bought a Victorinox Fibrox 8 inch Chef Knife. I am a begginer in sharpening knifes and especialy with waterstones. I saw many models and recommendations in other topics but i really don't know what would be the best fit for my knife and for a begginer like me. An advice would be great. thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Waterstone for a Victorinox
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:34 pm 
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DRUGS <> If you've never sharpened a knife, watch the free tutorials on the CKTG site. For a beginner, just buy one combo stone. A 800/6000 http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kingcombostone.html or a 1000/4000 will be just fine and can be found elsewhere. You can buy a video, but there are free tutorials at CKTG.

I am nearly always against jigs & machines & so forth, but if you wanna spend the cash on one, a http://www.chefknivestogo.com/edgeprosets.html or http://www.chefknivestogo.com/wickededge.html will get you a razor edge easily and consistently w/o any real mental investment. They're easy enough to operate a monkey could do it...

FYI: I feel your knife is absolutely the best workhorse "house knife" on the market for any busy abusive environment.



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 Post subject: Re: Waterstone for a Victorinox
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:14 am 
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You actually don't need the 6000 grit side for that knife. You'll just be stropping on it anyways. I'd suggest you get the Naniwa Aotoshi and have your knife sharpened professionally when it gets broken(I.E. chips, tips, etc), or get the King 1000 and an Idahone rod.



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 Post subject: Re: Waterstone for a Victorinox
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:43 pm 
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DRUGS <> I concur with Eamon that 6,000 is a bit too fine to be necessary in grinding your knife. But as he also expounds, it will be an effective stropping surface. Furthermore, #1: I was trying to keep the love @CKTG with a simple combination stone & #2: a combination stone allows a beginner more versatility for future knife purchases at a minimum cash outlay.

On the web you can find a Naniwa or Tojiro 1000/3000 that would be absolutely appropriate and even a more versatile combi... :mrgreen:

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http://www.cutleryandmore.com/tojiro/1000-3000-grit-combination-water-stone-base-p11782 $50
http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Naniwa-Japanese-Combination-Waterstone-P303C97.aspx $40



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 Post subject: Re: Waterstone for a Victorinox
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:10 pm 
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I like the Naniwa Green Brick as well as a good all around stone.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/naao2kgrbr.html



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 Post subject: Re: Waterstone for a Victorinox
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Also concur that a 1000-1200-2000 grit stone is plenty for this steel. You're really wasting your time and stones after that. I keep a 3x8 balsa strop in the kitchen for inbetween sharpenings of the Forschners (my wife's knives; she won't touch mine) and find that while it doesn't do quite as well as a rod, it ain't half bad...........touch up my knives with it as well.



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 Post subject: Re: Waterstone for a Victorinox
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:27 pm 

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thank you all for the answers


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 Post subject: Re: Waterstone for a Victorinox
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:23 am 
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DRUGS <> You're quite welcome. Hope you got what you needed!



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 Post subject: Re: Waterstone for a Victorinox
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:20 pm 

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indeed i got. thank you all. i'm gonna go for a naniwa. Either 1000/3000 or 2000 green depending on price in UK. I'm gonna search one today and after i try it i'm gonna come with a feedback. cheers


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