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    With great knives comes great responsibilities,...

    With great knives comes great responsibilities, be sure to educate them on how to maintain a good carbon steel knife. Reserve some cheap knives though for abusive tasks like chopping hard stuff.
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    My 1$ 7" made-in-Japan Gyuto beats this crap.

    My 1$ 7" made-in-Japan Gyuto beats this crap.
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    You just reminded me of a 'made in China' knife I...

    You just reminded me of a 'made in China' knife I saw here, "Never needs sharpening", what kind of claim is that??:running: Maybe some kind of new technology/super steel which the knife sharpens...
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    @Peter, which is why I always say it's made for...

    @Peter, which is why I always say it's made for cheap, soft stainless knives, it's just a compliment pair, Hard stone + Soft crap knife. I won't touch any precious hard Japanese blades on it either....
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    He should just try it first before saying it's...

    He should just try it first before saying it's useless. Next to diamond, silicon carbide is the fastest cutting stone, it's manufactured by melting the sand to get them bond together.
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    Silicon carbide is not oilstone, it's a totally...

    Silicon carbide is not oilstone, it's a totally different species.
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    As I always say, **** knives need cheap stones,...

    As I always say, **** knives need cheap stones, not waterstones(except for finishing). Silicon stone to grind and raise burr, then finish off on your best finishing waterstone. Every single 1USD...
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    What I mean by painful is, Japanese waterstones...

    What I mean by painful is, Japanese waterstones are very expensive, and precious, using them just to grind a cheap stainless is a total waste of money and material.:no:

    Silicon carbide stone cuts...
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    Just saying that you don't need Japanese...

    Just saying that you don't need Japanese waterstones for grinding cheap stainless/carbon knives, it's a painful thing to do. Reserve those precious stones for delicate Japanese knives only, as it...
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    http://s26.postimg.org/day253hed/2014_05_02_07_27_...

    http://s26.postimg.org/day253hed/2014_05_02_07_27_47.jpg

    According to the packaging, it's made in Mexico. I highly recommend this because I've been using it to great effects on cheap knives. It's...
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    I buy them locally. I can use this stone forever.

    I buy them locally. I can use this stone forever.
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    These stuff are made for cheap knives. It will...

    These stuff are made for cheap knives. It will scratch a delicate Japanese knife even if you use it for thinning, I guess. It's great for opening a new edge, then switch to a quality finishing stone...
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    I simply lay down a bamboo chopstick on the spine...

    I simply lay down a bamboo chopstick on the spine as a gauge, it's exactly the same angle on the finishing stone, and strop at that angle. Always use an angle guide for consistency. Coins, dowels,...
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    Aluminium oxide cuts real aggresively. Only 3...

    Aluminium oxide cuts real aggresively. Only 3 passes is all you need to refine the final edge after the finishing stone. After that, it will push-cut paper like butter. If you over-strop with...
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    If it's hunting knife, folding knife, combat...

    If it's hunting knife, folding knife, combat knife/ western-style kitchen knives, then it's good to be American-made. Traditional Japanese style knives? NO. I prefer them to be made by some...
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    You can just use a cheap hardware store silicon...

    You can just use a cheap hardware store silicon carbide stone for those cheap cooks' knives. Save the expensive stones for yourself.
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    Waterstones wear down much much faster.

    Waterstones wear down much much faster.
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    It says ALUMINA in the ingredient, when I...

    It says ALUMINA in the ingredient, when I searched the net, it's aluminium oxide's trade name. I don't know how fine it is, but I can only maximum go 3 passes on the strop, it cuts into metal like...
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    You know, I've totally lost all my arm hairs, on...

    You know, I've totally lost all my arm hairs, on both hands. I've no where to shave except for my ugly legs. Have you ever used metal polish compound like chromium oxide / aluminium oxide?

    About...
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    Budget, yes, the only stones I actually have are...

    Budget, yes, the only stones I actually have are cheap silicon carbide rough/medium and a very fine unknown-grit oil stone(said to be the finest sand available in Japan), and then strop with...
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    It's actually nice to see a professional chef who...

    It's actually nice to see a professional chef who knows how and also likes to sharpen knives.
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    Sometimes they need to be used dry in certain...

    Sometimes they need to be used dry in certain situations where you cannot afford to wet the object you're sanding, but for honing blades, sure it MUST be wet or it will be clogged in no time. Use...
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    Let us know your sharpening gears!

    Let us know your sharpening gears!
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    You gave me an idea of using fine silicon paper...

    You gave me an idea of using fine silicon paper for honing box-cutter blades at my workplace where I can't afford to bring out my precious made-in-japan oil stone. The silicon papers available here...
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    So what I said is correct, it's only good for...

    So what I said is correct, it's only good for finishing or touch-ups.

    I remember seeing a similar product by this https://www.razoredgesystems.com which you peel off the sheets and stick somewhere...
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