Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:20 pm
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.
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:34 pm
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.htmlhttp://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.
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:42 pm
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
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:58 pm
+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.
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:04 pm
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.
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:26 am
Hope you followed through with the purchase, that's a great start for a sharpening set up.
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:38 am
Yup, great setup with S30V in there!
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:42 am
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
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:56 pm
Everything came today.
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.
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:09 pm
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.
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