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    Sharpening stones

    So which set do you like or think works the best for you?

    Chosera, Shapton Pro, King, Bester, Beston, J-Nats?

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    I think most people choose stones from different makers. Much like most don't buy knives in sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkultra View Post
    I think most people choose stones from different makers. Much like most don't buy knives in sets.
    I hear ya...what is your setup? just wondering as I am in the game for some new stones and haven't used any of the more POPULAR brands

    I also have a ? for you can you post ebay links in the forum?

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    My stones:

    Beston 500, 1200.
    Naniwa 400, 1000, 5000, 10000

    As for the eBay links the auction must be over

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkultra View Post
    My stones:

    Beston 500, 1200.
    Naniwa 400, 1000, 5000, 10000

    As for the eBay links the auction must be over
    you use either one or the other though right?

    but always finish on the 10k or 5K?

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    I am far from a good sharpener,but...

    I bought the naniwa as my first "set" of stones to learn on. I now mainly use them because they are splash and go. I rarely use the 10k. I mainly touch up on the 1200 and finish with the 5k. I only use the 500 when I have to remove more metal or do a small repair.

    Truth be told I would skip rough and ultra fine stones when first starting out and stick with a good combo of 1k/5k (ish)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkultra View Post
    I am far from a good sharpener,but...

    I bought the naniwa as my first "set" of stones to learn on. I now mainly use them because they are splash and go. I rarely use the 10k. I mainly touch up on the 1200 and finish with the 5k. I only use the 500 when I have to remove more metal or do a small repair.

    Truth be told I would skip rough and ultra fine stones when first starting out and stick with a good combo of 1k/5k (ish)
    Got ya...do you strop?

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    Yes I do strop and pretty often to maintain an edge.

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