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    Favorite Touch Up Stone for Work

    This question is a bit biased towards the pro crowd but it should be an enlightening informal poll for everyone.

    What have been your favorite touch up stones to use in the workplace? Do you value an aggressive stone or something of an extremely high grit? Do you go for good value stones so if it gets broken you don't have to cry over the shattered remnants (stories welcome), or do you find its worth the risk for a better stone? Any particular brands/styles? Limit yourself to just one? Portability?
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    Just touch up, gesshin splash and go 5k, not aggressive enough that I have to buy a new knife every year, but still brings the life back to the edge, and I dont have to worry about soaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    Just touch up, gesshin splash and go 5k, not aggressive enough that I have to buy a new knife every year, but still brings the life back to the edge, and I dont have to worry about soaking.
    that sounds like my Rika, too. i'm just a home cook, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    Just touch up, gesshin splash and go 5k, not aggressive enough that I have to buy a new knife every year, but still brings the life back to the edge, and I dont have to worry about soaking.
    Love to hear that, mine shipped today!
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    I have been thinking of taking a stone to work just to see if anyone other than me would use it.
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    Shapton Pro 2k at work, Rika 5k at home. I'd probably switch to the Rika even for work these days too.

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    Lately I've just been stropping on a dry king 6k if the edge just needs a little breath of life. Works well for me.

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    Kitayama or currently a Natural stone that I found in the local mountains. More so the natural lately, I would say the finish from it is from 3k-6k depending, my only beef with it is it doesn't really develop much mud. But the edge results are great and aesthetics aren't terrible either. Probably not on par with a J-nat, but gets the job done so no reason to complain.

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    DMT extra fine, no hassle no mess. Puts a working edge back on my spyderco folders for work.

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    I do touch-ups on a leather strop glued to a piece of scrap wood or, if I'm in a hurry, a dickoron sapphire steel. If I need to put a fresh edge on, honestly any 1000 or 1200 grit Japanese waterstone will work fine. I have a 1000 grit shapton that looks cool and a $40 (I forget the name) 1000 grit for work, but I the edge i get on both is the same. Your stone-flattener is really the key piece. Many of my co-workers can't seem to be bothered to get one and keep asking me why their edge sucks so hard .

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