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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    A Gesshin 2000. Leaves an excellent, if unrefined, working edge.
    ^^ I has one of them flapping it's way to me right now from beautiful downtown Venice, CA. Can't wait to play with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo View Post
    ^^ I has one of them flapping it's way to me right now from beautiful downtown Venice, CA. Can't wait to play with it!
    You will love it. Soak it for thirty minutes, minimum, as Jon recommends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    You will love it. Soak it for thirty minutes, minimum, as Jon recommends.
    And if you don't like it, you know where to find me.

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    1-6k is good. i think it'll allow the person to learn it

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    +1 King or other 1K. If the person isn't a hardcore blade freak, that's going to get the knife sharper than anything they've ever used and they'll swear allegiance to it.

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    A nice gift!
    A Shapton Glass Stone has much to recommend it, but the issue is not so much uneven wear as it is glazing. You would have to also provide a diamond plate of some sort to address this, so the recipient would then have two stones, of different fineness; perhaps more than you might have intended, but very handy . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    I'm thinking of testing this one out at 2.2k: http://www.knifemerchant.com/product.asp?productID=6356.
    Amazon also carries DMT's honing rods at a better price, well at least when I checked. DMT's pricing on Amazon moves up and down fairly often.

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    A ceramic honing rod wouldn't be a bad idea. If you aren't super fussy about your edges you can maintain edges for quite a long time with them. What about a rod and a leather strop? Could go for quite a long time with those

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    Yah, I like the rod idea better than a 1000 grit for a noob (seems too easy to mess up on a 1000 grit), and some rods actually remove a little metal, as apposed to just honing. I like the Mac black ceramic... intrigued by the DMT's especially since they have different grit levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenStefano View Post
    A ceramic honing rod wouldn't be a bad idea. If you aren't super fussy about your edges you can maintain edges for quite a long time with them. What about a rod and a leather strop? Could go for quite a long time with those
    I like the idea of a rod and a strop. I can make a four-sided strop.
    Also intrigued by diamond vs ceramic comparison.

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