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 Post subject: Re: Stock Edge Pro stones - why suffer?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:48 am 

Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:28 am
Posts: 896
Rick, that is a great blog post, I saw it before.
First of all thanks for the kind words and yes that money is time spiel is spot on. I think my case is a little different and you got me thinking.
To be perfectly clear, I am not saying the stock stones are superior to my beloved shaptons/Choseras, not saying that at all.
If I was sharping my own personal knives only, I would very like never use the stock stones but since I have so many knives to do, I just had to find a more viable solution to replacement of the stones. Also, most of the knives I do are soft so they lend themselves to the slower cutting ability of the stock stones. I have tested the edges from those stones on soft tomatoes many times as well, a 600 stock stone edge is going to surprise a lot of people.
Now having said this, it would take eternity to sharpen some knives that I get with those stones.
This is my latest approach, keep in mind that 80-90 percent of my sharpening is free hand.
-400 latte ( I cut my latte up and got 6 EP sized stones from it :) )
-400 EP
-600/1k EP finish Or - 600 EP then to my Shapton Glass 2k and a Shapton Pro 5k finish.

I often mix them up but believe me, if someone came in and stole all my EP sized stones, the first ones I would replace are my shapton stones and the Atoma.

Noneck, I cannot use an axe file and screw driver to make a knife sharp.

(Rick, you are much to kind my friend, I am no master, I am still in the early stages of my sharping journey, I learn from the folks on here, including you every day and if I seem stubborn on the Stock EP Stone thing - I'm just old thats' all, I get your point about time perfectly and agree with it).

Peter Nowlan
New Edge Sharpening
Red Sector A
Nova Scotia
 Post subject: Re: Stock Edge Pro stones - why suffer?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:46 am 
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Joined: Mon May 27, 2013 12:39 pm
Posts: 261
Well the thing about the stock stones is that you can stock up and have 4 or 5 spares of each and not be out hardly any money. But I've just never enjoyed the stock stones. (bearing i. mind i only have the 220 and the 400

Ken Schwartz is my crack dealer.....
 Post subject: Re: Stock Edge Pro stones - why suffer?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:08 am 

Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:49 am
Posts: 3
Location: Slovenia(EUROPE)

I star to use apex 4 kit and i cant say that stock stones are not doing the job
only 120 EP stone is a bit hard yes but it will last longer i think.

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