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    Favorite 1K Stone

    Just noticed that Dave is selling two 1k stones: a no-name that looks vaguely like a King/Ice Bear, and a chosera. This prompted a question: what is he keeping? I'd like to ask what is Dave's (and everyone else's) favorite 1k. I know there will be a lot of "it depends" answers, so I'll be as specific as possible:

    What is the 1k-ish stone you use most often on double-bevel carbon gyuto-like knives, 210mm-270mm?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I like the bester 1200.

    But I'm no crazy stone user, to be honest I mostly use a Imanishi 1k/6k combo stone just for convenience. It was cheap and the 1k is a pretty good bevel setter and the 6k is OK. I finish up on a strop kit from Dave that's awesome and leaves knives pretty darn sharp.

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    King Hyper Hard #1000, King Neo #800, King Deluxe #1000, King Deluxe #800, King Deluxe #700, King Deluxe #1200, Sigma Power #1000 oversize, Sigma Power #1000 hard, Sigma Power #1000 soft, Sigma Power Oribest #1000, Sigma Power Select II #1000, Sigma Power Select II #1200, Sigma Power 3F Carbon #700, Shapton M5 #1000, Shapton Kuromaku #1000, Shapton #1000 Professional, Shapton Glass Stone #1000, Chosera #1000, Naniwa Superstone #1000, Naniwa vitrified #1000(?), Arashiyama #1000, Bester #700, Bester #1000, Bester #1200, Norton #1000, Suehiro New Cerax #1000, Suehiro Cerax #1000, Suehiro Professional #1000, Suehiro Deluxe #1000, Suehiro Cerax #700, Suehiro Taiga #1000 and iWood Sintered Diamond #1000.

    Which favourite am I supposed to pull out of that crowd?


    Current edge on my monosteel Gyuto was put there by the Suehiro Taiga. All by itself. I'd guess the finish and edge left compares well with a 5K Chosera, but took only a little longer than a 1K Chosera to do it's job.

    Not my favourite stone by a long shot, but it's the one I used last time.

    Stu.

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    i like the King 800 more than any 1000 i've used, to this point.

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    Love the Bester 1200...alhtough the only other 1K stone I've used is a Norton, I just don't see any reason to get something besides the Bester. Cuts pretty good, has great feeback and is relatively inexpensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac J View Post
    Love the Bester 1200...alhtough the only other 1K stone I've used is a Norton, I just don't see any reason to get something besides the Bester. Cuts pretty good, has great feedback and is relatively inexpensive.
    Ditto...on all counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    i like the King 800 more than any 1000 i've used, to this point.
    This is interesting because I've been playing with a king 800 and it's working well for my carbon steels.

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    I have only used a Chosera 1k thus far, I don't have any complaints other than the green staining kitchen towels.

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    My two favorites are Bester 1200x & King 1200x.

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