It is currently Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:29 pm



Welcome
Welcome to chefknivestogo

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. In addition, registered members also see less advertisements. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!





 Page 1 of 2 [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Waterstones. I'm lost
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:20 am 

Joined: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:03 am
Posts: 24
Hello everyone,

I currently own a wicked edge, sharp maker , and a cheap Home Depot tri hone oil sharpener.

4 weeks I have been trying to decide which waterstones to get to best serve my needs?

My freehand sharpening skills are amateur at best. Never used waterstones, but found myself with a burning desire to learn this art.

I have researched, and watched videos for hours, days, and weeks now, just to find myself more confused on where to start.

I'm looking to spend in the $250 range for everything. Stones, holder, flattener.

Kitchen knives,fixed blades,and folding knives consisting of various steels like VG10, super blue, s30v. I was really leaning toward shapton pro, or glass. With a 140 diamond plate. Which grits, I'm not to sure of.

I'm sure this is asked on a daily basis here, I do appreciate your suggestions and patients.

Thanks


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Waterstones. I'm lost
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:34 am 

Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:10 pm
Posts: 209
If your looking at shaptons, I would gab the 320/1k/5k pro set and the strop set w/ holder and diamond plate.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/shpro3pcset.html
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/stsetwiunhob.html

That should run you $237 and give you just about everything you need to keep your knives sharp as hell.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Waterstones. I'm lost
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:42 am 

Joined: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:03 am
Posts: 24
B.B.C. Thanks, I was looking at shaptons because of the info I gathered was these stones are best suited for these steels. That was my main concern.

I'm open to any other suggestions as well


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Waterstones. I'm lost
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:58 am 
Forum Moderator

Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:00 pm
Posts: 2334
+1 on B.B.C.'s recommendation. That's a great, versatile set of stones and accessories. It's enough to keep you busy and learning for quite a while.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Waterstones. I'm lost
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:04 am 

Joined: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:03 am
Posts: 24
I was overlooking the strop with universal holder and plate. I already had the shaptons 320,1000,5000
A holder and the 140 plate in my cart. Definitely worth couple extra bucks for the strops.
Good find.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Waterstones. I'm lost
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:26 am 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:17 am
Posts: 4065
Hope you followed through with the purchase, that's a great start for a sharpening set up.



_________________
Those who say it can't be done are always passed by those doing it.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Waterstones. I'm lost
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:38 am 
Forum Moderator

Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:13 pm
Posts: 2787
Location: CT
Yup, great setup with S30V in there!


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Waterstones. I'm lost
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:42 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:03 am
Posts: 24
I just order the shapton pros with holder, strops, 140 grit plate. Great buy, next is some kitchen knives.
Thanks for your help, I feel much better about this now


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Waterstones. I'm lost
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:56 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:03 am
Posts: 24
Everything came today. :D I need a lot of practice. Sharpened a cheap chefs knife, stones are excellent it's the guy using them that needs practice. I'm having fun. I need to keep my angle straighter, and the tip of the knives are a bit tricky. It's funny, I'm right handed, and when I sharpen on the right side it's worse than the left. It may be because I fractured my right wrist twice, impedes my holding ability. Thank's to everyone, and CKTG. I tried to put Picts, but it's saying there's to many pixels using my I pad.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Waterstones. I'm lost
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:09 pm 
Forum Moderator

Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:00 pm
Posts: 2334
Enjoy your new kit! Practice + patience + attention to detail and feedback = progress. Yes, the curve toward the tip and the tip itself takes some skill and technique that you'll acquire as you learn.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2 [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: sharksfan7, turbo v6 camaro and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


suspicion-preferred