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Ultimate Sharpening set.

Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:57 pm

Hello, I'm putting together a set of your Richmond Artifex knives, and although my sharpening skills are not up there yet, I would like to have proper tools to get the job done. What would be the ultimate set of sharpening stones for that particular line? I might not get them all at once, but it would be nice to have a list to go by. Thank you,

Katherine

Re: Ultimate Sharpening set.

Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:59 pm

Hi Katherine,

I just put this set together which includes pretty much all you need:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/knshcoset.html

I still need to get a picture on the page. My friend Rich suggested this and I think it's a good idea. It even includes a sharpie.
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/knshcoset.html

Re: Ultimate Sharpening set.

Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:52 pm

Ultimate?

Nubatama.

Call me bias :)

Re: Ultimate Sharpening set.

Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:57 pm

:D 3 words, Nubatama, Nubatama, and Nubatama.

Re: Ultimate Sharpening set.

Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:15 pm

Or as our friend Clint Eastwood would say, "They can have my Nubatamas when they pry them from my cold, dead...." you get the idea.

Re: Ultimate Sharpening set.

Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:00 am

Love you guys :) My favorites are the Nubatamas, followed by Shaptons and Choceras.

There is great diversity in the Artifex line, as Mark picks some of the best steels out there for making knives. Within the Nubatama line is a matching degree of diversity. The 1k grit is central. For repairs and reprofiling I'm a big fan of the 150 Nubatama Bamboo. From there the !k Ume speckled stone is a solid choice. You might want to add a 400 Bamboo in there too. The 2k Ume and 5k Bamboo would give you a very solid lineup. From there The 10k Bamboo and later on the 15k bamboo would be a really enviable set. I would also add an Atoma 140 for flattening duty as well. If you are doing Carbon steel, substitute the 2k bamboo for an even nicer set. If you are doing this one stone at a time consider the Atoma 140 and the 1k Ume speckled stone (Medium Hardness) and add from there.

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Ken

Re: Ultimate Sharpening set.

Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:44 pm

That's a nice set Mark. :) Kind of a fun little catch all set.

Re: Ultimate Sharpening set.

Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:45 pm

So.....how do you all feel about Nubatama stones? :mrgreen:

Re: Ultimate Sharpening set.

Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:13 pm

I am trying to make my own buget constrained set:
- 140 Grit Diamond Plate and Universal Stone Holder
- Imanishi Two Sided 1K/6K Stone
- HandAmerican Balsa Strop Set OR the HandAmerican Strop Kit (I do not know witch one to get, Help!)
- 45x Mini Microscope w/ LED
(For deburring I will use a "homemade" syntetic cork)

Please Evaluate.

Re: Ultimate Sharpening set.

Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:12 pm

Skip the strop set. You can strop on the fine side of the 2 sided stone.

Add the latte 400 grit stone or the beston 500.

Switch the 45x magnifier with the 30x one. It has a small 60x magnifier included and it's an easier one to use.
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