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Whetstone Starter Kit

Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:06 pm

Hi guys, I am in need of some whetstones. I like the feel of whetstones more than ceramic sharpening steels. I am currently using a King 250/1000 grit stone for all of my Shuns. I need more stones, maybe a 2k, 4k, and 8k.

What do you guys recommend for a beginning sharpening kit? I don't want to spend a fortune on stones; I want more bang for the buck when it comes down to it.

Re: Whetstone Starter Kit

Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:55 am

You can add the 2k Green Brick http://www.chefknivestogo.com/naao2kgrbr.html
and the Suehiro Rika 5k http://www.chefknivestogo.com/suri50grst.html and you'll have a good set.
If you add the Latte 400 http://www.chefknivestogo.com/la400grst.html you can ditch the king altogether
and use it for things you don't want to use the good stones for.

Re: Whetstone Starter Kit

Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:20 am

What about the Naniwa 3k and 5k? They're pretty cheap.

Re: Whetstone Starter Kit

Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:19 am

which naniwa? the chosera or the super stone?

i would prefer chosera's as they are harder and more stone to work with. superstones are thin and soft.

Re: Whetstone Starter Kit

Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:42 am

A 2k green brick would be a great addition though from there I would jump to a 10k imanishi. It's a excellent combo.

P.S. whetstone has a basis translation of "to sharpen with stone"

Re: Whetstone Starter Kit

Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:15 am

Probably the super stones because they are cheaper :lol:

Re: Whetstone Starter Kit

Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:27 am

naniwa's superstones are even softer than the kings. dunno if they're better as i have no experience with them. i still like harder stones so they work better with harder steels

Re: Whetstone Starter Kit

Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:19 pm

Okay I'll look at the chosera's

Re: Whetstone Starter Kit

Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:06 pm

You say you don't want to spend a fortune on stones yet your looking at some of the more expensive out there.Image

Re: Whetstone Starter Kit

Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:06 pm

For cheap stones. You can find King 800 1000 and 1200 for $30 and a King ice bear 6000 for $20
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