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 Post subject: whetstone recommendation for new user
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:23 pm 

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hi! i am completely new to this form and whole community and am looking to everyone's recommendations for whetstone recommendations for a newbie. i am researching to buy our first japanese knife for home use and a set of stones for sharpening it with. the knives below are what i am considering (pls feel free to comment on which one you think is best, also!)

#1:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/hisakn19. ... 6xQuo1dUmZ
#2 and #3:
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/fufkmsa18 ... 6xQv41dUmZ
http://www.chefknivestogo.com/todpsakn1 ... 6xkJY1dUmZ


the stones below was what i was considering as a recommendation from a friend who is a chef but i would like more input from everyone else. do i really need all 3 stones? its all a pretty heavy price tag so i want to make sure im approaching this correctly.

(1) bester 700: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/bester700 ... 6xUMY1dUmY
(2) aoto blue mountain stone 2000 grit: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/blueaoto. ... 59YnZSwLLs
(3) kitayama 8000 grit: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kitayama8 ... 59YwZSwLLs


thanks in advance for anyone's help/advise!


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 Post subject: Re: whetstone recommendation for new user
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:14 pm 
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The Hiromoto Santoku you chose is the much better of the two and a very good knife for the price.

As far as stones go I would skip the Kitayama 8k, you won't need it.
I would start with this set, they are better stones, http://www.chefknivestogo.com/shpro2pcs ... 6xiM7GmVfA and you can add more later as you need/want them. The cases work as stone holders when you use them and they are splash-n-go stones, you don't have to soak them. They dry very quickly for storage.



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 Post subject: Re: whetstone recommendation for new user
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:22 pm 

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Thanks for the recommendation!

I just realized i forgot to add one link to my original post #2/#3: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/todpsakn1 ... 6xkJY1dUmZ
I don't know if that changes anything..I couldn't figure out how to edit my original post..


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 Post subject: Re: whetstone recommendation for new user
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:28 pm 
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The Hiromoto still wins out.

If you go to the top right of any page to "user control panel" then to "board preferences" and change "my language" to "british english" The edit and quote buttons will show up on your post.



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 Post subject: Re: whetstone recommendation for new user
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:32 pm 

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there it is! thank you jeff!


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 Post subject: Re: whetstone recommendation for new user
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:45 am 
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That Hiromoto AS Santoku is a SWEET knife. The extra length over the others is also a plus in my book.


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 Post subject: Re: whetstone recommendation for new user
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:57 am 
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New to stones I go Shapton Pro stone kit. Think it is 320,1k and 5k grits.



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 Post subject: Re: whetstone recommendation for new user
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:36 pm 

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I had never sharpened on a stone before I boyght the shapton pro 1k and 5k kit and have no regrets. Super easy to learn on, great results and easy to use and store. splash n go is great. they dry fast. easy to store.


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 Post subject: Re: whetstone recommendation for new user
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:38 pm 

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Thanks everyone! Are there videos you recommend for learning how to sharpen knives? I've never done it before and know absolutely nada :/


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 Post subject: Re: whetstone recommendation for new user
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:38 am 
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Go to YouTube and search MrEdgy, Carter Cutlery, Japanese Knife Imports sharpening, that should keep you busy for a while and get you started.



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