Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:06 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.
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:55 pm
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.
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:20 pm
What about the Naniwa 3k and 5k? They're pretty cheap.
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:19 pm
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.
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:42 pm
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"
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:15 am
Probably the super stones because they are cheaper
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:27 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
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:19 am
Okay I'll look at the chosera's
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:06 am
You say you don't want to spend a fortune on stones yet your looking at some of the more expensive out there.
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:06 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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