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tk59
04-21-2012, 11:43 AM
After trying out the 1, 3 and 5k stones in Marko's passaround, Schtoo mentioned that the line also included a 1.2k stone that had all of the advantages of a Shapton only better. Being weak, I bought the stone. When it arrived, there was a crack in the stone and he prompty replaced it. Now, I have two with a green light to do whatever with the cracked one. So, if you want to try out this stone, reply to this thread. The stone has been drying out for a couple of days already. I will ship it off as soon as the list is finalized or the mass stops dropping.

To the mods: If this passaround is a problem, please delete it. Maybe this should be an addendum to the Sigma Select II thread in Marko's subforum.

Eamon Burke
04-21-2012, 01:19 PM
What's it like? That Select II series was so different from stone to stone.

SpikeC
04-21-2012, 03:46 PM
Send it to me!

tk59
04-21-2012, 03:56 PM
What's it like? That Select II series was so different from stone to stone.This one is not different. That is, it's different than the others, haha. I don't want to spill my beans yet but I will say that I had the option to get a refund and just pass it on but I bought it anyway.

Spike, happy birthday, you're in, too. :)

Crothcipt
04-21-2012, 08:32 PM
I would like to try it.

tk59
05-01-2012, 10:49 AM
Okay. The stone is in LA now. Where are you at, Spike?

Here are a few of my observations about the stone:
1. It doesn't dish much at all.
2. It's definitely on the fast end of the spectrum.
3. I haven't found a steel it doesn't abrade well.
4. It's a soaker.
5. #1-3 = a lot of stone

Pabloz
05-01-2012, 10:55 AM
Count Me in, please.

PZ

tk59
05-01-2012, 11:14 AM
Sure thing, Paul. That makes it Eamon, Spike, Crothcipt and Paul. Spike, nevermind. I found your addy. Looks like an all western US line-up! :) Is anyone in a particular hurry? If not, I guess we'll go in order of sign-up with Eamon next.

SpikeC
05-01-2012, 02:43 PM
Sounds good to me!

Crothcipt
06-10-2012, 02:40 AM
Hmm I was wondering if this is still going around.
:confusedsign::pardon:

SpikeC
06-10-2012, 02:26 PM
I have it right now. Give me your addy and I will send it on at some point!

Crothcipt
06-10-2012, 03:27 PM
Will do when I get home

WillC
06-10-2012, 03:44 PM
Is this 1200 grit, snow white in color? I may give one a crack in place of my chosera 1k for a bit. Check i'm getting the right one.

SpikeC
06-10-2012, 06:03 PM
That is the one!

WillC
06-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Cool, I think i'll treat myself:D
How did you get on with it Spike?

SpikeC
06-21-2012, 05:17 PM
This is a nice stone to work with, it has a very nice smooth feel to it and seems to cut fairly quickly. The feel was much nicer that the Norton 1000 that I had to compare it with, but I couldn't say that it cut appreciably faster. It was more resistant to dishing, I felt.

obtuse
06-27-2012, 03:12 AM
I would love to try this stone out if it's still making the rounds.

tk59
06-28-2012, 12:43 AM
I would love to try this stone out if it's still making the rounds.That's fine with me. Spike, do you still have it?

obtuse
06-28-2012, 02:06 AM
Thanks tk!

Crothcipt
06-28-2012, 02:07 AM
I have it. Will send it off next week.

tk59
06-29-2012, 12:24 AM
Great. Thanks for the update!

Crothcipt
07-11-2012, 06:20 PM
Well I forgot about this when I was sending off packages. Sorry guys. I have Pablo's addy. and will get it off next tues. I noticed no pics yet so I thought I would post some.

8503

I thought I would try to show some mud, well I got some but not much at all.

8504

It not being a polishing stone I think it did a good job on it. I have no idea's how well I did. I also took the knife to my 4k after to give it more scratches.

8505

tk59
07-11-2012, 06:33 PM
I've been using this stone for a while now. I still like it a lot but not for large bevels (Heiji, Fujiwara, Yoshikane, all single bevels, etc.). This stone releases tiny nuggets of stone at the edges that leave errant scratches.

Crothcipt
07-18-2012, 03:09 PM
I liked the stone. It will be on a future list for acquiring. It is off to Pablo as of about a hour ago.

Dusty
07-18-2012, 06:24 PM
I've been using this stone for a while now. I still like it a lot but not for large bevels (Heiji, Fujiwara, Yoshikane, all single bevels, etc.). This stone releases tiny nuggets of stone at the edges that leave errant scratches.

Could chamfering the sides help with this?

tk59
07-18-2012, 07:03 PM
Could chamfering the sides help with this?Doesn't everyone chamfer?

Dusty
07-18-2012, 08:14 PM
I hope so. I only mention it because this solved the same problem for me just last night, albeit on a different stone.

tk59
07-18-2012, 08:32 PM
I own a couple dozen stones and used a few dozen more, all chamfered. I've sharpened several dozen times on two 1.2k stones with reproducible results. The only way to mitigate it is to use less pressure but you still get an occasional chunk. Again, small bevels have been no problem. Even big ones are fine, if you don't mind a little faceting and the occasional scratch. Those scratches really bother me though.

Pabloz
07-24-2012, 11:00 PM
I'm done playing with it. I like how fast it cuts. Raised a QUICK burr on everything I put on it, O1, S35VN, VG10, etc. To me it felt a little rough, kind of gritty as compared to the SS 1K, King 1k and my favorite so far the Chosera 1K, BUT it did cut faster which is what I like most in any stone. I'm still trying to figure out how Dave can do 60 knives an hour?????

Thanks a million Tinh. I'll lap it flat and send 'er home.

PZ

Marko Tsourkan
07-25-2012, 10:18 PM
I would like to try 1.2K if the passaround is still on. I would also try to do another round of other Sigma II stones, they have been moored at Eamon at the moment.

I think I would like to give them another try, some things take a few tries to get a good impression.
M

obtuse
07-25-2012, 10:21 PM
Don't forget about me :(

Marko Tsourkan
07-25-2012, 10:38 PM
Don't forget about me :(

Never. whew!

tk59
07-26-2012, 11:38 AM
...Thanks a million Tinh. I'll lap it flat and send 'er home...You're welcome and thanks! If you haven't sent it off yet, obtuse is next in line. Otherwise, no worries. I can send it off from here. :)

obtuse
07-26-2012, 11:58 AM
I have an idea, send it to Marko first and if it's cool with him, he can ship it with my knife.

Pabloz
07-26-2012, 02:32 PM
You're welcome and thanks! If you haven't sent it off yet, obtuse is next in line. Otherwise, no worries. I can send it off from here. :)

Sorry guys....I screwed this one bad. I checked the list and thought I was last so I sent it back to Tinh. My Bad...please forgive.

PZ

tk59
07-26-2012, 02:42 PM
No big deal, Paul. I'll pass it on when it gets here. :)

obtuse
08-20-2012, 06:50 AM
The sigma 1.2 is drying in preparation for shipment to Marko.
I really liked the stone. it reminded me of the bester 1.2, but faster. I would use this stone as my go to in that grit range.