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 Post subject: Complete Stone Set Kohetsu AS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:47 pm 

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Hi, my name is Tomás, and I discovered the forum recently. I will buy a Kohetsu AS 240mm very soon, and I want to buy a complete new set of stones. Since it's such a hard steel, I want your help to know the best for the knife, i really dont want to hurt it! I've been looking throught the diferent kinds of stones, and I am not sure if I want a waterstone or a glass stone. I don't mind soaking, but I want the set that will be able to give me the best edge! I will surtenly upgrade and increase the set, but I want to cover the basics now. I know how to shapen a knife, so that wont be a problem. My budget is around 200 dolars.

Thank you guys very much for the help and for the answers!


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 Post subject: Re: Complete Stone Set Kohetsu AS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:13 pm 

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First of all, welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new knife. I love my Kohetsu 240mm.

I cannot offer specific recommendations because I wouldn't recommend my stones :roll:.

However, the Kohetsu, while somewhat hard, is not particularly difficult to sharpen. Pretty much any of the stones listed on the site will produce a satisfactory edge if you do your part.

The Shapton Glass stones are hard, quick working water stones mounted to glass plate, so there is not really a distinction between glass and water stones. Shapton also offers their Pro line which is well reviewed, but there are a dozen different stone combinations that could be cobbled together to get a quality set between various manufacturers and the various product lines each manufacturer offers. Here is a link to the pre-assembled sets (http://www.chefknivestogo.com/shstse.html), but to start out with, you will basically want a 1k stone and a 5k or 6k stone and most people will appreciate having a coarse diamond plate for flattening the stones (http://www.chefknivestogo.com/atomaplates.html; http://www.chefknivestogo.com/dmt.html).


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 Post subject: Re: Complete Stone Set Kohetsu AS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:25 pm 

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Thanks for the reply! After some research I narrowed to a complete set, but i would like to know your opinion:
Latte 400
"Green Brick of Joy"
Suehiro Rika 5000
Strop Set with Universal Holder and 142 grit diamond.

The main question is if this is a proper set for a carbon steel like AS.


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 Post subject: Re: Complete Stone Set Kohetsu AS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:32 pm 
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Hi Atoms, that set that you listed will work fine for you.



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 Post subject: Re: Complete Stone Set Kohetsu AS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:45 pm 
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Yes, that set will work fine on AS, as well as nearly all other steels.

However, I might recommend something other than the Rika to follow the Green Brick of Love. It is finer, but not by enough for me.

Maybe this one:

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/takenoko8000.html

Something more in the 6-8k range. The Rika is a fantastic stone, but if you're buying three stone's I would probably jump that one.



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 Post subject: Re: Complete Stone Set Kohetsu AS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:52 pm 

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I will probably not be able to buy the Suehiro Rika this time. Will the green brick of joy leave a good edge or will it be too rough?


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 Post subject: Re: Complete Stone Set Kohetsu AS
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Yes the green brick will give you a good working edge. You may like it enough to skip a higher grit stone.



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 Post subject: Re: Complete Stone Set Kohetsu AS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:30 pm 
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ATOMS <> The Green Brick leaves a very versatile and workable edge. As far as stones go, it does not offer the best of feedback, but at the price point, the Naniwa Aotoshi <--link has incredible bang for the buck.



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 Post subject: Re: Complete Stone Set Kohetsu AS
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:35 am 

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Thank you all for the replies, and a special thanks to Mark, you are making something that nobody has done.I ll buy the set for sure! great forum and great replies guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Complete Stone Set Kohetsu AS
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:10 am 
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If/when you decide to get a higher grit stone the Arashiyama 6k will work better for you than the Rika 5k.



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