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    What is your Gesshin stone setup?

    I am getting my first stone setup (nothing ordered yet) and I am having hard time to ignore all those positive comments about the Gesshin stones.

    There are quite a few Gesshing stones in the 1000+ range: 1k, 2k, 4k, 5k, 6k, the new 1k/6k and the 8k

    I am looking in a 2 stone combination in the range 1k - 8k (later a coarser stone will join the party too)

    I would like to ask - what kind of stone combination (featuring at least one Gesshin stone, but better 2) and why did you choose it?

    So, tell me what you've got

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    On my double bevels been finding myself going Gesshin 2k to 5k recently. Really liking the edge this gives me. The 5k especially is a great stone

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    I had the 1k & 5k for a little while and they are very nice quality stones that produced nice edges. They're both splash and go, and they work well together. I just happen to like something a little harder, so I moved on, no slight against the stones.
    Jon also suggests the 600 & 6k as a two stone combo of splash and go stones.
    I've also heard many people mention using the 400 & 2k, as well as the 400 & 4k, depending on the kind of edge you prefer.

    Lots of people are using these stones, so you should get plenty of first hand advice here shortly.

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    400, 2k, 4k, then either strop or jnats

    About to add the 1/6k combo to take to work.

    Honestly the 4k cuts so quick I rarely go below that unless I want to raise a larger burr or remove fatigued metal.

    The 600- 6k sounds great or the combo stone IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgraeff View Post
    400, 2k, 4k,
    this is what ill get when i gather the funds. jon has written a good bit about how he likes to use his stones on his JKI blog. its good reading, and helps with the decision making process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgraeff View Post
    400, 2k, 4k, then either strop or jnats

    Honestly the 4k cuts so quick I rarely go below that unless I want to raise a larger burr or remove fatigued metal.

    The 600- 6k sounds great or the combo stone IMO
    Ditto all of that. I think we are victims of groupthink.
    I have the takashima awasedo to follow the 4k for light stropping or for refinement of single bevels as well.

    I would really like to see that 600/6k combo come to fruition, wishful thinking perhaps. I got to use them individually when I was in there last, great stones. As are the rest of the Gesshins, can't got wrong there.

    If I were just buying 1, it would be the 4k. You could get away nicely with a Bester 1.2k, for example, followed by the 4k.

    Have you considered how you feel about soakers vs splash and go?
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    i wasnt planning on making that as a combo stone (the 600/6k) FWIW, but i guess i could... is that really something you guys want to see? (*sorry to the mods for posing the question here)

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    2k & 6k which Jon recommend to me...however, I want to try 5k because I like tooth edge
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    For stainless I go shapton pro 2k, gesshin 4k and kitiyama 8k
    For carbon I go pro 2k, gesshin 5 k, and strop.

    I seldom drop below a 2k anymore, maybe every quarter I will hit a GS 1k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    i wasnt planning on making that as a combo stone (the 600/6k) FWIW, but i guess i could... is that really something you guys want to see? (*sorry to the mods for posing the question here)
    Jon,

    I would say yes it'd be a good option. For me I feel the 600 would offer raising a burr fast but also a tool for thinning or mini repairs. The 6k I feel would be a great final edge.

    I just think it would offer more options than the 1k although maybe that's because I have the 2k already ( that stone is bada$$ and cuts like crazy)

    I'd be curious to see what others say though?

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