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    Looking for a good 2-3 stone starter set for sharpening!

    Like the title says I'm looking for a good stone for my knife set. All I currently have is an old oil stone set my granpa had but it isnt good at all.

    Stones Im looking at:
    Shapton glass 1k, 5k
    Shapton pro 1k, 5k
    Chosera 1k, 5k

    Obviously looking at the nicer stones, Dont see the point of buying a stone or knife just to upgrade in a couple years.

    Steels the stones will be used on:
    AEB-L
    O1
    1095/15n20 damascus

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    I have been very satisfied with the Choseras, 1k, 3k, 5k. If you don't mind the price or waiting about ten minutes to soak, they are great. I have not tried any other synthetic stones, so I can't speak for the other options.

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    I have Choseras too, 400, 1000, 3000 and 5000. Been very pleased so far. No need to soak, they are splash and go.

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    I was more leaning towards choseras, all I hear is good reviews

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    The gesshin 5k leaves a nice finish but might cut a little too slowly for some. I haven't tried the gesshin 4k, but it seems like that might be the better choice.

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    Bester 1200, Suhiro Rika 5k. If you need a third, Beston 500x.

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    i currently use a gesshin 400 and 4k. im looking into a 2k to round out the set but not sure if i need it yet.

    another good setup that i use for sharpening other peoples knives is the classic beston 500, bester 1200, and suehiro rika 5k. this is a tried and true setup that works really well for kitchen knives
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    Still a novice sharpener but i having great results with my Gesshin 2K & 5K, all te hstones you mention though seem to be very well liked.

    I think the most important thing is not so much which stone of the ones you are thinking about you pick but that you find a mentor/person to give you solid advice. From that viewpoint there are none better than Jon at JKI, he will flat out talk you out of sale if your not on the right track.

    Alan

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    Gesshin 400, Bester 1200 and RIKA 5K is my current 3 stone lineup.
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