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 Post subject: Are Arkansas stones better than Shapton Glass?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:10 pm 
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I have been using Arkansas stones for years and am thinking about trying the Shaptons. Do any of you think the Shaptons would be a step up?



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 Post subject: Re: Are Arkansas stones better than Shapton Glass?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Are Arkansas stones better than Shapton Glass?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:36 pm 
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I've never got good results with arkys. My shaptons on the other hand I've never got poor results from. Easy to see which I would recommend.



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 Post subject: Re: Are Arkansas stones better than Shapton Glass?
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Arkansas stones are natural oil stones and are probably the slowest sharpening method available. Arkansas stones are a classic sharpening stone used by many including myself but basically any modern synthetic waterstone will be waaaaaaay faster and more efficient.


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 Post subject: Re: Are Arkansas stones better than Shapton Glass?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:50 pm 

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Shaptons, or really any synthetic stone are going to be much more effective and efficient. but...I still use my Arkys every once in awhile and still really enjoy it. I still get great edges of my Arkansas, it just takes me a lot longer to get there.


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