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    Another "which stones" question

    Hi all. Have done a bunch or searching and just looking for some reassurance. I am strictly a stainless guy (but do have a carbon hhh blade in the mix) and recently bought the bester 1200 and Suehiro 5000 stone. Have some stopping material also. Anyway, was that a very good choice or would the jki gg 2000 been a better choice? Not looking for the most expensive bsolute top of the line choice but a solid choice for a lowly home cutter like me

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    Solid choice - No need to second guess. Dave recommends them for a reason.

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    Yeah, that was exactly why I chose them. Not that I doubted but wanted to see if the experts here thought the gg 2000 was "better" ...understanding of course that it is just people's preferences

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    how do you guys compare Gesshin 2000+4000 & bester 1200+Suehiro Rika 5000??
    Charles ***[All statements I made here only my personal opinion and nothing more!]*** & Please bare with me for my crappy English!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cclin View Post
    how do you guys compare Gesshin 2000+4000 & bester 1200+Suehiro Rika 5000??
    good question id like to know the same.

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    I started a new thread with Charles question...I wanted to make sure people saw it and it wasn't just hidden here. Hope that's ok!

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    There's nothing wrong with the Bester-Rika combo. However, the Rika does get muddy quick and you lose some feedback. I find edges are keener on harder stones, as well. The Rika shines for large bevels on carbon steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    There's nothing wrong with the Bester-Rika combo. However, the Rika does get muddy quick and you lose some feedback. I find edges are keener on harder stones, as well. The Rika shines for large bevels on carbon steel.
    +1. I really like finishing on harder stones. They leave a very crisp edge.

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    tk and K-Fed, Which harder stones are you talking about specifically?

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