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What high grit stones and strops should I add"

Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:33 am

Hi, Mark, how are you?

Mark, I love the Honosuke Petty Wa and the Kiritsuke! I'm amazing with the sharpness of both of them! Thank you for your indication!

Mark, I want buy some sharpening stones of high grid, 10.000 and over.

I want your advise again.

I was thinking in this one

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/na.html
Naniwa 10.000.

And I want a higher one (I would like Naniwa 15.000, but it seems to me that this assembler don't produce this stone). I'm thinking in spend around 150-180 dollars in this "higher than 10.000" stone. So, in this while, give me your best option in this interval

I have searched and find two options

Naniwa 12.000
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/na12grsu.html

or

Shapton 15.000
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/shpro15gr.html

What of them do you suggest me?

More than this, I want a Diamond Spray, probably the highest you get. I think it is this one.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/50namepldisp.html

I think I will need this balsa for the Diamond Spray

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

And something to remove burrs, like this

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rohafepad113.html

*****IN FEW WORDS ********

1) I WILL CERTAINLY ORDER:

Naniwa 12.000
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/na.html

2) I NEED YOUR ADVISE

2.1) A 12.000 or 15.000 grid whetstone (if you have a better option, good!)

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/na12grsu.html
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/shpro15gr.html

2.2) Balsa for Diamond Spray
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/bamapa.html

2.3) Burrs Remover (I have leather stops yet)
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rohafepad113.html

2.4) The higgest Diamond Spray you get
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/50namepldisp.html

Re: What high grit stones and strops should I add"

Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:35 am

Hi Dario,

Before I give you recommendations please tell me what you are using to sharpen a knife currently. I'll then help you add some stones and strop stuff to fill out your set.

Re: What high grit stones and strops should I add"

Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:56 am

Mark,

I'm using Naniwa stones: 400, 1.000 and 5.000.

Certainly, the Naniwa 10.000 it will be my next order.

But I want a higher one (perhaps 15.000).

Thanks for the help!

"Stay sharp"!

Best regards.

Re: What high grit stones and strops should I add"

Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:52 am

If you are getting a 10k stone you can skip a 12k to go to 15k before stropping. Consider the Naniwa Superstone and Chocera, Shapton GlassStone, Imanishi 10k and Nubatama 10k stones.

15k stones include the Shapton Pro 15k, Shapton GlassStone 16k and Nubatama 15k. These all leave a finer finish than the 12k Naniwa superstone. These are all approximately using a 1 micron particle, so you can start with a finer particle for stropping. I'd suggest a quarter micron particle (64,000 grit) - CBN or mono or poly diamond. From there consider a tenth micron particle (CBN or Poly) and finally the finest particle - 0.025 micron Poly diamond (finer than the 0.050 poly you mentioned).

For the stropping material, consider nanocloth or kangaroo leather as leaving the finest finish compared to balsa or other strops.

Tell us how you like or dislike the stones you have and I (we) can give you a bit more info to narrow down choices. Are your Naniwa stones superstones or Choceras? Are your knives carbon or stainless, since the knifemakers make several steel choices?

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Ken
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