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    JKS Splash n Go 3k -A Winner



    I've been testing this stone since October and have some insights I'd like to report.

    When I first received this stone I wasn't sure what I would think of it since I'm kind of a jump from 1k(ish) to 5k(ish) type of sharpener. I sometimes feel that there's no place for a stone that's sort of in the middle. I mean most of the time they don't cut fast enough to be the first stone nor do they refine the edge enough to be the last stone and if you pair stones together correctly (like the Bester 1200x & Suehiro Rika 5k) you can just skip right on by this mid range.

    So I received this and used it every chance I got and (no surprise) it seemed to be falling in the middle and looking like maybe it wasn't something that I personally would grab onto.

    I was struck by the fact that it has great feedback and that it can be used as a splash 'n go or soaker so I kept playing with it looking for a role to assign it.

    I kept using it in between my Bester 1200k & Suehiro Rika 5k and found that the end result was a tad bitier (crisp) but I wasn't convinced that these results warranted the extra time. Then I got assigned touch up duty on my wife's knives (all carbons) and this is where things turned around for me.

    I then started testing this stone on every knife that I've got in to sharpen, just to see if it could bring back the deadest of the dead edges and found it to be great at this. I've been surprised because I've never seen a stone do this. Normally you get that fast cutter that creates a burr or you just polish the turd.

    What I found is a stone that (simply put) attacks at the perfect rate for a touch up stone. This JKS 3k stone cuts very fast for it's grit rating, leaves a mirror-esque finish that has a GREAT bite and nearly no burr formation at all and what does form breaks away clean with stropping.



    I'm going out on a limb here and say that this stone might be the very best one stone touch up solution I know of. If I was a pro cook looking for an answer to what one stone to use on my gyutos I'd be all over this.


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    ...and cheap, too! Can you get them without the base? How hard/soft are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    ...and cheap, too! Can you get them without the base? How hard/soft are they?

    I can only get the attached base version.

    It's very medium - not hard nor soft in feel and wears well.

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    I forgot to mention that when using it all I see is light mud and swarf on the stone but it'll build a thick head of mud (quickly) if I use a diamond plate on it first.

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    I might need one of these....
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    I might need one of these....

    Might? Of course you need one of these.

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    Man, thats a good write up. Im so jealous of you guys. I have one stone (10k)...dont remember the name right now, got it from the epiedge store in Kirkland, and a leather strop. Thats all. I just cant seem to get myself to step up and build a stone collection because there are so many options.

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    I know how you feel quantumcloud - so many things to want.

    However, I know many of us have found a solution, and that is to get all of them...

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    Ok, after doing a few days of research I am willing to bite on this stone...but I will wait until the Beston/ Bester/ Rika are back in stock to buy all at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumcloud509 View Post
    Ok, after doing a few days of research I am willing to bite on this stone...but I will wait until the Beston/ Bester/ Rika are back in stock to buy all at once.
    Let us know what you think of it!

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