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    Don't work in a kitchen, but I just touched up all of my knives on my 5K SS as usual by just light stropping...in a few strokes they are back to ridiculous razors.

    A polishing stone works so much better than a loaded felt/leather strop, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac J View Post
    Don't work in a kitchen, but I just touched up all of my knives on my 5K SS as usual by just light stropping...in a few strokes they are back to ridiculous razors.

    A polishing stone works so much better than a loaded felt/leather strop, in my opinion.
    Did you do this wet or dry?

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    Spray it down and get it wet.

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    Cadilac J,

    What is a 5K SS? I try to learn something new every day : )
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    SS = Naniwa Super Stone

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    Arashiyama to me is a pretty forgiving stone. It stays very flat, hardly needs flattening, builds up a decent slurry, and hard to gouge. Basically, the definition of a low maintenance stone.

    Especially on poly boards at work I find it's kinda pointless to go beyond this stone and a strop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    It means minor maintenance, to correct small imperfections. Comes from putting some paint on a finger and skipping the brush, just dabbing it where it needs it, thus "touching up" the paint.

    So a touch up stone would be what you would use to repair an edge that has not failed, but has somewhat dulled.



    I still dont understand what touch up means.
    My knives are either ******** dull or sharp. There is no in-between.

    But anyway, with the right choice of nagura you could achieve perfectly usable edge for any kitchen knife with one natural stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bieniek View Post
    But anyway, with the right choice of nagura you could achieve perfectly usable edge for any kitchen knife with one natural stone.
    Yep, I'm working on testing that theory out right now.

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    Touch up to me is when they start feeling "less sharp" I will take a couple passes on my finishing stone or strop to receive the edge for another day or two rather than repeating the entire sharpening process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    Yep, I'm working on testing that theory out right now.
    That is not a theory. But you might test out which stone/nagura works best/fastest for you

    So if I have one stone, which is the one for touch ups?

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