Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:59 pm
For Double bevels Beston 500 - Gesshin 2000 - JNS Aoto/Gesshin 5000
For Single/Wide Bevels Beston 500 - King 800 - Green Brick if stainless clad - King Icebear 6000.
Soon to replace the King 6000 with either a Gesshin Jinzo Aoto, or a JNS synthetic red aoto.
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:38 am
Most J-knives: Nubatama Ume speckled (NUS) 1k, NUS 2k, 6k Arashiyama
Western knives: NUS 1k, Green Brick
Straight: NUS 1k, NUS 2k, (still ironing this part out either: 4k King Ice Bear, 8k Naniwa Superstone; or 6 Arashiyama), 15k Shapton Pro, 1 micron diamond on balsa, 1/2 micron diamond on balsa
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:29 pm
This is something I have experimented with a lot.
For the past month, pretty much the same. 320 or 500 Shapton Glass if required, but often it is
1k Chosera, 5k Chosera with a light stropping on a 13k Sigma Power Select 2, very light.
Sadden, that is a beautiful finish, well done.
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:57 am
good to see how peoples sharpening differs
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:14 am
Depends on the knife, what it needs and what I use it for.
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:18 am
Jeff B wrote:Depends on the knife, what it needs and what I use it for.
your fav/go to knife for everyday home kitchen use
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:20 am
600 grit DMT, 1200 grit DMT, touch up with ceramic rod to remove burr, Green brick strop, 3 micron strop on balsa, 1 micron strop on balsa (optional). All that stropping gets any last burr out.
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:52 am
It's rare that I use the same progression twice. I have an abundance of choices and really need to know about the behavior of a wide number of stones, especially natural ones. I even revisit some stones I don't care for, just to see if my tastes have changed or to use them in a different way (eg regarding soaking) or on a different steel or with a difference in technique.
There's still a few synthetic stones I'd like to try that I haven't yet - just less and less.
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:11 pm
I just got these stones: Shapton GS 500, 1K, 4K. I then strop using Bark River black then white compounds. I expect that I'll focus more on the 1K & 4K and strop in the future though. Green Brick for my Euro knives.
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:22 pm
You don't need more than three stones - a coarse, a medium and a fine.
If I'm just touching up a established edge, then it's a fine stone, at the moment, a 6000.
Creating a new bevel, I start with a 400, then a 1000, ending with the 6000.
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