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 Post subject: Recommendation of stones
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:18 pm 

Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 3:19 pm
Posts: 105
Your videos have convinced me to try freehanding! Up until now I have always used the Edge Pro.
I have decided to stick with my Atoma stones on the EP for reprofiling but I would like to get a new bench stone in the 1K - 5K range for finishing the edge (I like a toothy edge).

You have experience with many stones so I wanted to get your opinion. Which stone that you sell meets the following criteria:

1. 1K - 5K
2. Gives good feedback (not too hard)
3. Lasts a relatively long time
4. Under $70
5. What you would consider a good "all around stone"
6. Can be used for touch ups on knives with small micro chips or micro rolling
7. Good stone for a person who understands sharpening but new at freehanding

Thank you for your time and experience,


 Post subject: Re: Recommendation of stones
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:36 pm 

Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:03 am
Posts: 18
Have no experience with newer sources, but for your price range Shapton Pro 1K or 2K do a solid job for me. They cut well, dish fairly slowly, flatten easily (I use Norton Flattening stones), and work well splash-and-go. If I had to pick only one, it would be tough, but 1K seems a good choice given your EP backup.

OTOH .... that Nubatama Ume Medium 1K would get my attention now if I was needing to replace my 1K ... 8-)

Tom B

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendation of stones
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:55 pm 

Joined: Wed May 23, 2012 4:20 pm
Posts: 102
I have the Suehiro Rika 5k for my finer bench stone, has a great creamy feel, and seems to leave just enough tooth for me

I haven't used the "Green Brick of Joy", but keep thinking about it due to the amazing reviews it gets.

I wound up getting shaptons(glass)for my EP, and i really like the edge Ive been getting off of them as well.

 Post subject: Re: Recommendation of stones
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:13 pm 
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I use a Bester 1200 for my starting stone on most knives. Works pretty well and is a great 1-2 punch with a Rika 5K. Works quick enough that I often repair small chips with it instead of bringing out the Bester 500.

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