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    Recommendation for the second waterstone?

    Currently I have a a 1000K king and I am looking for a second stone. I am on a budget I am looking for the best value for a stone to get my knife very sharp. I have consider the king 4000 grits and 6000 grits stone, but I am not sure if they are good stones to buy. I am sure there are better one's out there.

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    I think the gessin line from jki is the way to go.

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    A Suehiro 6k has filled the role beautifully for me, and others love the Rika 5k.
    Don't sell King stones short. Sure, they're not the best around, but they are solid performers, especially if you know the stone well. A while back, was challenged by Chef Ma (KC) to learn to polish a bevel on my 1k King. Once I figured it out, there isn't much it can't do on a stainless, or monosteel carbon.
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    I like Sigma II 3K, 6K and 10K.

    Good fast cutting stones, little to no dishing and good feedback.

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    Rika 5k for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    Rika 5k for sure.
    For a budget stone, this where I'd go, as well.

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    +2 on the Rika; maybe even a green brick or blue aoto....
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    I have to go for the Rika 5k as well, I like it so much I have one for home and one for work.

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    Cool

    I have both the Ritka and the Gessin and I prefer the Gessin 4000 or 5000 hands down. I personally wasn't that impressed with the Ritka. I say go with the Gessin here: http://www.japaneseknifeimports.com/sharpening-supplies/shiage-toishi.html.

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    Rika or Gesshin 5k. The Gesshin 4k would probably be outside our price range but it is very popular also.

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