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 Post subject: Chosera vs Shapton Glass Stones
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Mark,

Thank you for your reply. I have several more questions:


Must Shapton stones be soaked in water like the Chosera stones need to be soaked?

Could you compare using Shapton fine stones to using Edge Pro polishing tapes? Are the polishing tapes a hassle?

Could you compare the Shaptons to the Choseras?

Do you have a recommendation to sharpen ceramic knives?


Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Chosera vs Shapton Glass Stones
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:27 pm 
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chefknivestogo wrote:Mark,

Thank you for your reply. I have several more questions:


Must Shapton stones be soaked in water like the Chosera stones need to be soaked? NO

Could you compare using Shapton fine stones to using Edge Pro polishing tapes? Are the polishing tapes a hassle?Yes, the tapes are a hassle - stones are way better & lasts longer

Could you compare the Shaptons to the Choseras?Chosera: soak, soft, creamy good feedback, more forgiving, stops at 10k / Shapton Pro:splash & go, harder, more precise, less forgiving, faster cutter, up to 30k / Shapton Glass: splash & go, very fast cutters, good feedback, works well on harder or more abrasion steels,precise, up to 30k, by far the better "allrounder" of the stones

Do you have a recommendation to sharpen ceramic knives?Yes, the diamond films here: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/diplforedpro.html


Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Chosera vs Shapton Glass Stones
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:33 pm 
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The shapton stones are splash and go. No need to soak them.

I'm not a big fan of the disposable tapes. They wear out after a single use. They do work but if you're sharpening a lot they're expensive to keep buying. They're easy to use so I wouldn't say they're a hassle.

The shapton stones are harder and thicker than the choseras. They're also thicker so they will last longer especially on the rougher grits which tend to wear more quickly. They're both top of the line sharpening stones.

Diamonds are really the only thing that effectively cut ceramic knives. We have a bunch of diamond paper mounted on glass plates that work well for this: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/disapl.html



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 Post subject: Re: Chosera vs Shapton Glass Stones
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Oops, Rookie beat me to it. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Chosera vs Shapton Glass Stones
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chefknivestogo wrote:Mark,

Thank you for your reply. I have several more questions:


Must Shapton stones be soaked in water like the Chosera stones need to be soaked?

Could you compare using Shapton fine stones to using Edge Pro polishing tapes? Are the polishing tapes a hassle?

Could you compare the Shaptons to the Choseras?

Do you have a recommendation to sharpen ceramic knives? You can use silicone carbide stones to sharpen ceramic,if you go the diamond route I would only use the higher grits as the lower grits can possibly chip the blade.


Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Chosera vs Shapton Glass Stones
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:24 am 
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Shaptons don't need soaking at all.
Polishing tapes are a hassle compared to stones. Stones are also much faster.
Search around and you'll find a lot of posts about Chosera VS. Shapton
For ceramic blades, I only use diamonds.



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 Post subject: Re: Chosera vs Shapton Glass Stones
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:39 am 
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Ok, so how many more times are we going to answer this one........????????

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