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    Chosera 1000 is awesome!

    one of my best friends bought me one of the Miyabi branded Chosera 1000 stones for a wedding gift. this was somewhat self-serving, as she knows it'll get used on her knives at some point (she is perfectly capable of putting a nice edge on a knife, but she doesn't have the equipment or experience to take big chips out or regrind to stock, and her husband has a tendency to mess up her knives), but still, pretty great gift! what an awesome stone! i've never used a great 1000, but i've used a bunch of good ones, and i had decided that a King 800 was better than the 1000s i'd tried. no longer! i sharpened a couple of my soon-to-be-wife's knives to get a feel, and then re-beveled my 150mm Kono HD petty that i dented cutting a chicken up with. damn! this is the first 1000 stone that i've gotten a real shaving edge off of, and the feel is fantastic! anybody else really love the Choseras? i gotta get more of these, if they are all like this!

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    I have and love the whole set. The higher grit stones are wonderful. I still prefer jnaturals, but the chosera are very nice to use.

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    i have a high quality Asagi that any fine synthetic would have to be awesome to beat, but i am totally ready to believe that all the Choseras are great!

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    I'm a Chosera 1k fan as well.I love what it does to my Konos(and the rest of my j-knives),great feedback,nice toothy edge.Sometimes I won't go any further than the 1k.

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    with Emily's paring and petty knives, i think the Chosera 1k is really the best. she cuts tomatoes, most of the time, and these are good tomato edges (my knives gravity cut tomatoes, but my partner doesn't need that).

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    I have the Chosera 1,3,5k and like all of them, I have been using the naturals more often lately, but still pull out the Choseras whenever I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassEye View Post
    I have the Chosera 1,3,5k and like all of them, I have been using the naturals more often lately, but still pull out the Choseras whenever I can.
    what naturals do you use? i've used a few naturals over the years, and i really like my asagi, but i don't find them to work as well with as many knives as synthetics...

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    I have been using the "Red Aoto" from Maksim and Takashima Awasedo from Jon, I am sure I will acquire more sooner than I can afford. The synthetics work well on basically everything I have tried, but on my shiroko and aoko blades, I prefer the naturals.

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    i'll be trying the Awasedo soon, from a friend here. i've love to try the Red Aoto, but i've had a few aotos, including a natural, and they all seemed similar (except for the blue synthetic, which fell apart).

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    Fellow Chosera lover here. I go from 1K straight to 5K, and then red aoto, or ohira renge suita, and 10 seconds on the strops. Or all 4 stones when I'm in the mood, since naturals are splash and go. Finishing off with the naturals after the chosera improves my edge - more bite and more feel to me.

    The only thing that annoys me about the chosera is that it seems to benefit from a 15min soak before using, else it dries up faster than I can water it.

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