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    Recommnend a stone to go with a gift knife?

    If I were to include one stone along with a knife as a gift for somebody who is not a knifenut, what stone should I consider and in what grit? I was thinking a Shapton glass stone,(doesn't require flattening), or a fine diamond plate.

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    King Combo Stone 800/6000 - I guess price does matter...

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    I'd go with a King 1k. Sure it dishes, but of they find they want to sharpen, I can't help but think they'll learn to/eventually want to have a flat stone.
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    I have no experience with Shaptons, but the fine DMT is a pretty good tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    ...fine DMT is a pretty good tool.
    Definitely.

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    Not a stone but a ceramic hone/steel. TK59 has me convinced I need one for mid service...

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    For a first beginners set up Ive recommended the tri-hone here and it has been warmly recieved. It includes an india stone for repair bevel setting, med arkansas, and hard arkansas and honing oil for a little less than the king 1000k. The king is a good all aound stone BTW.

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    I like the idea of the Shapton, but if you are gifting one of your knives, which I bet already has a spectacular edge set, maybe skip the 1000 and go with a 4000, especially for a noob????
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    Quote Originally Posted by NO ChoP! View Post
    I like the idea of the Shapton, but if you are gifting one of your knives, which I bet already has a spectacular edge set, maybe skip the 1000 and go with a 4000, especially for a noob????
    Interesting. Keep it coming, guys. I will pass on King combo. Not my favorite.


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    I'd go with 1k stone, may be King

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