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    having a heck of a time sharpening my Hiromoto AS Santoku

    I've had no problem sharpening my Tojiro's, or even my Moritaka AS Gyuto, but I just can't get this knife to sing.

    Anyone out there have a favorite combination of stones on their Hiromoto?

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    Hi Josh, what's the coarsest stone that you're using?

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    It's a 1200 grit stone from JCK
    I should also mention I use the 1200, then 3000 then 6000



    I'm guessing I need to buy more stones - that's fine - just want to get the right ones. Thanks so much Dave!



    PS I am so happy you replied, so in your honor, here he is...


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    I love that dancing guy smilie!

    I have found that Hiromoto AS knives are best attacked with a coarse stone to bring up a burr. You'll never get anything done with the 1200x stone alone on this knife.

    Good luck and please report back.

    Dave

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    Thanks for the great advice Dave - I changed the stones I was using.

    400 (spent some time creating a better angle than factory)
    800
    1200
    4000
    6000

    she's great. I'm not creating perfect looking (not sure what the word is - shiny sharp part of knife) but they are killer sharp. Did the same on a few other knives. hopefully I can touch them up with the 4k and 6k for the rest of the year now.

    I was deep in thought sharpening 5 knifes... and I think we need a burr chaser icon. anyone know how to make icons?

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    PS - I just bought a bunch of knives and am cash strapped for your strop kit until next month (I hope you have some left!) - I stropped on card stock paper - would it make a difference, or is it pointless to use card stock?

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    I'm glad to hear of your success.

    I say if the cardstock works then it works. :smile1:

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    Which angles would you suggest?

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