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    Can anyone help identify this combination stone?

    Has this plastic divider thing built around the edges, which held the plastic lids (which I lost). Also lost the packaging...

    Anyone can tell me about this?

    Thanks, sorry I don't know any details about it like how coarse it is or know how to tell. Was hoping the design was unique enough that someone would know.





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    Looks kind of similar to a king combination whetstone #220 #1000.
    I have one of those, but without the plastic divider. The green is 220grit. The brown is 1000grit.
    King outsorses for some brands. Maibe this was made for a specific company...

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    and i would really suggest lapping that flat before use, the picture looks like there's some pretty impressive sway

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    Stephan,
    Thanks for the tip.

    Does anyone know how I can go about finding approximate grit of these stones? I bought these on a whim a while ago from a store in Montreal selling japanese goods not really knowing anything about it or what I wanted it for. I just wanted it...haha. I don't have other stones and am not experienced so I don't know what to compare it to.

    I plan on picking up a japanese knife soon and a basic stone setup and wonder if this will work at all or not.


    edit: actually after some googling I managed to figure out the name of the store. Emailed the owner and sent a pic, hopefully they recognize it.

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    Henckels sells that exact stone branded as its own - it is a synthetic stone@ 250 and 1000 grit and its listed as a water stone. They retail for about 60-70 bucks.

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    Thanks.

    Looks just like the King 250/1000 stone which I'm guessing is the same as the Henckel one you mentioned.


    Now my next question....

    I will get a konosuke HD Gyuto, would it be alright to use the 1000side of this stone along with say, a Rika 5K or Arashiyama 6K and that would be good for general sharpening for my knife?

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    The Henckels stones are actually rebranded Naniwas. They have that 250/1000 and a 3000/8000. They're also now selling a range of rebadged Choseras under their Miyabi brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowtyper View Post

    I will get a konosuke HD Gyuto, would it be alright to use the 1000side of this stone along with say, a Rika 5K or Arashiyama 6K and that would be good for general sharpening for my knife?

    Yep.

    You're going to want a strop to maintain the edge between sharpenings, but that is simple enough if you are on a tight budget--leather, compound and a piece of wood. If you aren't on so tight a budget, you can get a sweet setup like JKS' All-U-Need kit. A regular steel won't do anything to a hard steel knife, and the diamond coated hones will destroy an edge in 2 swipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndoughy View Post
    Yep.

    You're going to want a strop to maintain the edge between sharpenings, but that is simple enough if you are on a tight budget--leather, compound and a piece of wood. If you aren't on so tight a budget, you can get a sweet setup like JKS' All-U-Need kit. A regular steel won't do anything to a hard steel knife, and the diamond coated hones will destroy an edge in 2 swipes.
    Thanks! Last night I ordered Chromium Oxide from ebay (liquid semi-paste type version). BTW do you think its a bad idea to start off sharpening my own knife (the konosuke hd)? In other words, could I really mess up the knife somehow as I'm learning how to sharpen?

    Last question...I saw Dave's post on the other forum with a bunch of links about sharpening knives. I missed a few of the links, however I'm feeling unsatisfied with the links provided there. Maybe its just that I tend to find more value in good threads where many different people chime in and provide answers. Anyone can remember/link me to a good thread like this that has a lot of information for a beginner sharpener getting a knife similar to mine? (konosuke HD gyuto).

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