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Up my game

Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:34 pm

Dear Mark,

I am looking to "up my game" in the world of knife sharpening. To date I have used numerous techniques and stones but continue to be fascinated with the water stone approach. I like the human interface rather than mechanical precision of something like a WEP system. My only water stone experience is with a king 1000/6000 combo. I am familiar with Murray's C's exceptional ability with this stone (realizing I'm a long way off) but have been reading great things about chosera and shapton Pro. IF better stones can somewhat compensate for less refined technique, I would like to discuss putting a set together that would enable me to achieve exceptional edges on anything from my Wustoff's to custom knives of M2 and D2 steel ( I could not seem to get exceptional results on M2 using the king, however the wustoff s respond marvelously). Any help would be greatly appreciated and if possible, a phone call to iron it out. Thank you.

Clint

Re: Up my game

Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:37 pm

Hi Clint,

Both the shapton pros and the choseras are better stones than the kings. You should get better results with them. Each stone series has a different abrassive so they respond differently to different steels. Better stones usually will handle higher hardness knives a little better. Try the shaptons. I think they will work for the stuff you own.
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