I am about to place a big order with you. Big that is for someone who doesn’t have a lot of money!
Before I place my order, I would appreciate your answering some questions. You have been great in the past helping me and I hope you have the time to continue your excellent customer service. Here are my questions:
Since the grit rating of various stone producers varies, I am going by micron size. Sharpening Supplies (one of your competitors) has a great chart. Here is what I am looking at: http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Sharp ... 1C125.aspx
So my question to you is: How big of a jump can one make between stones in order to minimize the number of stones (and therefore the cost)? Do you think 120 micron (extremely course) then to a 40 micron (medium) then to a 20 micron (fine) is valid?
For most Western knives, do you think 1,000 grit is an acceptable final grit due to the softness of the metal?
Which stone is better to use after a coarse stone and before a finishing stone based on your customer feedback. The Atoma 400 grit or the Shapton Glass 500 grit?
Thank you for your advice.