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 Post subject: Looking for a new finishing stone
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:52 am 
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Hi

I bought a few years ago 2 sharpening stones of "Chosera" the 1000 and 5000 Grit.

Long story short I drooped my stone and it chattered and I don't its fixable which brings me once again in the search of a new stone..

What do you recommend? a new "Chosera" (I noticed you don't sell them as sets any more which which could have made my choice a lot easier)

or a Japanese natural stones

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new finishing stone
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:53 am 
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Hi Gil,

Try this one. The Suehiro Rika is an excellent stone and a fraction of the cost and it's one I use all the time: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/suri50grs ... 572l_ldVVI



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new finishing stone
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:30 am 
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The Rika is a great stone I use every time I sharpen, so I won't recommend against it any day.

That said, the Chocera is a great stone as well.

Natural stone's though.....yikes!! :) Be careful with that rabbit hole. If you really enjoy sharpening, give them a shot as they're fun as heck. Depending on budget and such, you can get a really great stone. Make sure to ask a lot of questions too. Natural stone's are very finicky.



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new finishing stone
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:58 pm 
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Naturalstoneaphobia runs rampant around here :) Once you try a good one, it's hard to go back! The good stones that are well labelled are actually very consistent, but unfortunately people who get unmarked stones get a lot more variability in their results.

Tell us a bit more about what you sharpen and we can give better answers.

Unfortunately ALL stones will break when dropped unless you get VERY lucky :(

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new finishing stone
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:04 pm 
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Unless I'm missing something the OP didn't say which stone (1K or 5K) he dropped - just sayin' :-).


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new finishing stone
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:08 pm 
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You missed the title, "Finishing Stone". ;)



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new finishing stone
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:21 pm 
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Guess I need a cup of coffee, or a beer - Doh! :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new finishing stone
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:44 pm 
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Haha.....Steve, I feel your pain. :)



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:47 pm 
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I vote beer! 8-)



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a new finishing stone
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:14 pm 
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Yeah, it's almost Beer:30 - time to crack a cold one :-).


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