Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:03 am
I am new to sharpening with little experience. I own a norton 1k/4k combo and have sharpened some on that. I would like to get a whole new set. Probably a 4 or 5 stone set up. Any opinions on a group of stones that has good feedback, cuts relatively fast, an isn't too hard or too soft.
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:07 am
Good feedback, cuts well and isn't too hard or soft describes the Chosera line very accurately.
Try a nice 3 stone progression like 600, 2K, 5K or 400, 1K, 5Khttp://www.chefknivestogo.com/naniwa.html
The 10K stone in nice but really expensive. If you want a higher grit finisher after the 10K I would suggest the Imanishi 10K or you could add a strop instead.http://www.chefknivestogo.com/im10fist.html
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:11 am
Chocera's are nice, for sure.
Another option would be the following stone's:
I prefer the Suehiro Rika in place of the Arashiyama, but the Rika is rather soft.
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:03 am
Thanks for the suggestions. I've been looking into the red brick and the brick of joy as my medium grit stone just do to sheer size. Do y'all have a preference over either one and would going from 500 grit as a bevel setter to 2k too much of a jump?
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:40 am
Going from 500 to 2k is really too big of a jump in my opinion. Could be done, but I sure wouldn't want to regularly.
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:46 am
Ok thank you for your input. I think I'm getting closer to my decision on a set up.
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:21 pm
500, 1K is a more manegable jump. You can do 500, 2K but you will need to spend a little more time on the 2K to get out the scratches left by the 500. Otherwise it works fine.
Whatever you do it's a good idea to have a magnifier of some sorts so you can see what you're doing.
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