04-23-2014, 08:23 AM
The blue/white one was the one I was referring to earlier. I should have clarified this in my earlier post. So that JNS Aoto might still be in the picture then. The red JNS Aoto is out of the picture.
Originally Posted by schanop
04-23-2014, 11:07 AM
The JNS Aoto (blue/white) is quite hard. Pretty similar (in hardness) to Gesshin 5000 IIRC.
04-23-2014, 11:59 AM
The progression will depend on the knife and the final edge requirements but my favorite would be:
Naniwa Chosera 800
Naniwa SS 5K
04-23-2014, 01:04 PM
you could be the first one to try and report back on this one!
if i was in need of a synthetic 2k id get one myself.
04-23-2014, 01:28 PM
Sounds interesting panda, but im not much of a pioneer when it comes to this stuff. Ill wait for a review first
04-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Hi I'm new forgive me.
I am experimenting with German "sandpaper" Starcke with grits 1000, 1500, 2000, and 5000.
I have mounted then on cork floor tiles and work on a ceramic tile. Please tell me this is not the worse thing I could do.
04-23-2014, 02:36 PM
If you end up with sharp knife then why not?
Originally Posted by divsec
Whetstones aren't the only way to sharpen knives (though… probably one of the most popular on KKF)
04-23-2014, 02:54 PM
just send me a pm if you wanna try a chosera 3k (but it isn't a 2k )
Originally Posted by erikz
04-23-2014, 03:15 PM
Thanks for the offer Riba!
04-23-2014, 07:26 PM
Yesterday I used DMT coarse, ikarashi, red aoto, and takashima up to various levels on a few knives.
It was my first time incorporating the dmt and the ikarashi into the lineup. The DMT to the ikarashi was fine on the smaller beveled knives, and put a great toothy edge on my EDC, but cleaning up the DMT scratches on wide and single bevels took a long time. I really liked the pattern and contrast on the ikarashi so I need to find a stone to go between or that leaves a less aggressive pattern than the dmt. Splash and go would be nice, I really enjoyed the no soaking aspect of yesterday. JNS 300? Gesshin 600? Chosera? Opinions welcome!