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 Post subject: EP vs Nubas vs Wüsthof
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:34 am 

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A few years ago I bought a full set of Wüsthofs for in laws who cook Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the whole family. They had Cutcos so I gave them a step up.
Ever since, Ive sharpened the knives every year.
Last year I used my Shapton Glass and they performed well.
This year I decided to use up my EPs. Soft metal so I knew it wouldn't take too long but the 600 didn't make too much progress and dished so went to the 400.....same results so I pulled out the Nubatama 1K Speckled X hard (3 types of 1K speckled - Med - X hard - XX hard). What a difference :shock: After only 5 knives I could see a sliver of light on the stone so off to the XX hard......smokin' good.
10 more knives ,no dishing , faster progress and finer scratch pattern. I found the Rosetta stone (pun intended) for Henkles and Wüsthofs.
I'll do the major finish with a 2K followed by a very light stroke on the 5K in less than half the time I would have spent on the EPs.

Douglas


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 Post subject: Re: EP vs Nubas vs Wüsthof
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:04 am 

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I just got a Nubatama 1K xxhard and it cuts great. I think unless I find something better more Nubatamas are going to be in my shop.


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 Post subject: Re: EP vs Nubas vs Wüsthof
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:55 am 

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You're preaching to the choir.

I've have :
60
120
150
220 black - favorite child. I bought back ups.
220 pink
400 Boo
600 Boo
1K B00
1K Gold
1K Speckled Med Ume
1K Spec X Hard Ume
1K Spec XX Hard Ume
2K Spec Ume
2K Boo
3K Boo
4K---Don't have...yet. From what I've read it's a gotta have.
5K Boo
6K Boo
8K Boo
10K Boo
15K Boo

Plus a full set of Shapton Glass minus a 220 , a Chosera 5K, 11 Jnats with 2 more coming and the EPs of course but my go to's at this point are the Nubatamas. I need to get more knowledge of the Jnats but they will be for myyyyy knives :mrgreen:
Of the synthetics I've tried I prefer the Nubatamas for effeciency and most of all feedback.

Douglas


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 Post subject: Re: EP vs Nubas vs Wüsthof
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:34 am 
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Very impressive collection! I only have 1 JNat and I'm trying not to fall down the rabbit hole. Ken is very persuasive!


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 Post subject: Re: EP vs Nubas vs Wüsthof
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:22 am 

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Douglas,

That's a pretty impressive collection of stones, I assume that you have more then one knife to sharpen ;)

Jack


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 Post subject: Re: EP vs Nubas vs Wüsthof
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:26 am 

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Sadden said it best"Ken Schwartz is my crack dealer"

I have found his recommendations to be well informed and helpful in pursuit of the "prefect edge"
I tried the Nubatamas before I ever spoke with him and was very impressed with them so I kept expanding my
hoard, delete that, I mean my collection and got in touch with feedback and sound through them.
When using the EP, that's all we're concentrating on so they helped my learning as well.

Now I need to start resharpening my knives with the Jnats. Mark is going to love that I'll just have to get more knives. :D

Douglas


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 Post subject: Re: EP vs Nubas vs Wüsthof
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:28 am 

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Jack;

Do I really need more than my one 4" foershner paring?

Douglas


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 Post subject: Re: EP vs Nubas vs Wüsthof
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:34 am 

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One pairing knife will do it if your on a small diet. I recently found out that Ken Schwartz lives less then 10 miles from me - argggg too tempting to drive over and spend money :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: EP vs Nubas vs Wüsthof
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:36 am 

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If I lived that close, I'd wind up giving him my direct deposit :lol:

I have more knives than I need right now but I need more to find out about these Jnats. Doing
relatives Wüsthofs & Henkles just won't do it.

Not obsessed, just curious. Yeah that's it.

Douglas


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 Post subject: Re: EP vs Nubas vs Wüsthof
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:42 am 
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Jack, Let me know when you are coming by ...

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