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    Best Stone for Stainless

    I try to get by with as few stones as possible. Currently only a 3 stone progression with a few coarse stones for repairs.

    For carbon I am using Shapton Pro 2k, Gesshin 5k, and Kityama 8k (for the home knives) and this progression works well for me.

    However, I am finding that as well as the Gesshin works for carbon steel, it does not do much on stainless.

    The question then is, what is the best mid range stone for stainless steel (CPM154, AEB-L)?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Ever thought about Choseras??

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    the Rika works fine on stainless, in my opinion.

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    i use chosera or j-nats

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    Have you tried giving the G5k a short presoak or generating a little slurry? It's not the fastest but I use that stone on stainless, no problem. Of the 5k's out there, Chosera isn't my favorite but it can be used as a splash n go, if that matters to you. I really like the Rika but if you don't mind soakers, my favorite in that range is the Gesshin 4k.

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    +1 on the gesshin 4k cuts crazy fast, leaves a sharp but toothy edge I love that stone, cuts stainless and carbon both very well.

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    I can raise a burr on most quality stainless wt. Bester 1000.Except M-390 some say they can sharpen it on stones,more power to them,I need a daimond plate to cut that steel.

    I really like my Gesshin soakers 2K,8K.They are great wt. carbons.I only sharpen my own knives with them.Other's I use Atoma 600,Bester,Rika.

    I do not really need another stone,but if I did it would be the Gesshin 4K soaker

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    Matt,
    Path of least resistance.....Eze-Lap EF 1.2K then DMT 8K. Fast, clean, no dressing or lapping, DONE.

    PZ

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    That's what Devin would say, as well.

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    I get nice results with a Suehiro 6k, and I'm sure the Rika is just as good, if not better.
    DMTs are cool and all, but I always worry about wearing mine out when used for anything other than flattening/lapping a stone.
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