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Sharpton Glass stone progression

Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:41 pm

Hi:
The Sharpton Glass 2k is out of stock.
Is it too much of a jump from a Chosera 800 to the Sharpton Glass 4K then the 8K?
I'll be sharpening a Konosuke HD Gyuto, Richmond Artifex, Wusthof classics, Forchners & Dexters.
I apologize for the multiple post but I want to get this right.
Thanks,
Rick

Re: Sharpton Glass stone progression

Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:44 am

I don't have a Chosera stone but I have the 500, 1k, 2k, 6k and 8k Shapton glass EP stones. I could go from the 1k to the 6k fine but I like throwing the 2k in. This way the 6k only needs to work on 2k scratches instead of 1k scratches. Plus, just my opinion but I think the 2k Shapton glass stone is about as perfect asyou can get as a quick touch up stone when you just need a touch up and no time or need for a more refine or smooth edge. I believe the edge I get from the 2k is great. VERY sharp with a little toothiness. This is based on what small experience I have.

When I wanted the 8k Shapton glass for the EP it was out of stock so I got the 6k thinking it may be as fine as I will want.. It does leave a very nice "almost" mirror bevel. I ended up getting the 8k later thinking the 6k would not get used. Not true. I may not "need" the 6k for adequate progression but I'm glad I have it. On knives I don't care about a mirror finish I can save the use of the 8k.

Hope this helps but not sure it does. About the only way I ever know what to do is buy everything over time and sell what I decide I don't need later. Some wasted money over time but at least I know I have what I want.

Re: Sharpton Glass stone progression

Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:29 pm

Jackknifeh:
Thank you for the detailed response.
Mark suggested that I try the Naniwa 2K green brick stone, the free handers love it, so I'm going to give it a try.
I"m in Jacksonville, where are you in the Sunshine State?
Rick

Re: Sharpton Glass stone progression

Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:13 am

Yea you need a 2k in the mix for these knives. For the last three you might find that past 2k is a bit of a wasted effort. For the first two (better) knives, jumping that big of a gap is unwise for reasons jackknifeh already mentioned.

I'd lean towards the 2k Shapton pro if the glass is unavailable as the most similar to the following GS stones vs a 2k Chocera to match the preceding 800 stones. This will better 'set up' your 4k and 8k glass stones for a precise edge.

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Ken
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