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what are the best stones for Haruyuki Knives?

Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:23 pm

please recommend any stones upto 8000 grit
thanks

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Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:04 pm

What stones are you using now?

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Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:06 pm

There are many stones ranging from xxfine diamond to jnat and everything in between, are you looking for a whole set stopping at 8k or a good 8k finishing stone. Some stones work better with others so a little more on what you have and what you need will help everyone. You can spend as much or as little on these so as it stands its hard to be specific.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:53 pm

jason b - some really cheap stones made by taidea - its time to upgrade!!!

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Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:06 pm

You'll get as many different stone recommendations as replies, but here's mine:

Latte 400
Nubatama 1k Ume (the one CKTG sells)
Suehiro Rika

DMT XXC for serious repairs and flattening work

Re: what are the best stones for Haruyuki Knives?

Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:32 pm

Adam Marr wrote:You'll get as many different stone recommendations as replies


I love this game. Of the CKtG stone selection this is what i would go for, if i were to do it all again:

400 Latte
1200 Bester
5000 Rika
6000(8000) Arashyama

Cheapo flattening plate.

Mowgs

Re: what are the best stones for Haruyuki Knives?

Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:35 pm

I've sharpened a few akafusa PM blades, they are not very difficult to sharpen but good stones help with there added wear resistance. Shapton or Chosera come to mind. I just finished building a set of Shapton pro's (320, 1k, 5k) just waiting on my 5k to arrive. Hard for me to say which one I like better, the shaptons have more drag while the Chosera are smoother with the cutting speed too close to call. I have a feeling the shaptons would be the better choice on PM steels due to the ceramic abrasive.

Re: what are the best stones for Haruyuki Knives?

Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:34 pm

adam marr and mowgface - thanks for your input

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Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:38 pm

jason b - are ceramic stones more aggressive? I'm inclined to get a smooth stone as my 100 grit stone sounds too scratchy.

also, do you sharpen professionally?

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Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:07 pm

chopper wrote:jason b - are ceramic stones more aggressive? I'm inclined to get a smooth stone as my 100 grit stone sounds too scratchy.

also, do you sharpen professionally?


The shaptons could be considered more aggressive, yes. The abrasive is cutting into the steel with minimal resistance so the feel is more aggressive vs a lesser abrasive that would have a dead feel as the abrasive rubbed against the hard alloy. Best I could describe it would be like rubbing to hard pieces of plastic together.

Sound is not always a indicator of speed and neither is the "grab" of the stone. For example: a pro 320 makes a bunch of noise a bit of mud but cuts kinda slow where as the Chosera 400 sounds and feels like a Ume 1k but cuts faster than a pro 320.

I do sharpen professionally, I have a subforum here in the sharpeners section. Shouldn't be too hard to find ;)

Or email me at traditionalsharpening@gmail.com
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