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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    what would be a great single splash n go stone without having to finish on another stone, say if you already have a good edge? i currently use the bester rika combo and i find it a chore to have to take those out and soak in water each time i want to sharpen, sharpening is a necessary evil not a hobby of mine, rather be using the knives on food, not maintain tools.
    How about this one? http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...Go-3k-A-Winner If you go this route, let us know how you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    what would be a great single splash n go stone without having to finish on another stone, say if you already have a good edge? i currently use the bester rika combo and i find it a chore to have to take those out and soak in water each time i want to sharpen, sharpening is a necessary evil not a hobby of mine, rather be using the knives on food, not maintain tools.
    I permasoak my bester and rika. Doesn't get much easier than that.
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    Actually, the nicest option is a very fine diamond plate: no maintenance, fast results, minimal clean-up, basically takes up no space. I permasoaked for a while. In the words of a wise man, "Not a fan."

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    what would be a great single splash n go stone without having to finish on another stone, say if you already have a good edge? i currently use the bester rika combo and i find it a chore to have to take those out and soak in water each time i want to sharpen, sharpening is a necessary evil not a hobby of mine, rather be using the knives on food, not maintain tools.
    I use a Gesshin 5k splash and go...works very nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    I use a Gesshin 5k splash and go...works very nicely.
    I use mine as one of my main stones. I guess it depends on how "good" your edge is when you take it to the stone. If the edge is pretty dead, it'll take a lot of work to bring it back on the G5k. If the edge is still lively but just not up to your standards, the G5k is a great stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Actually, the nicest option is a very fine diamond plate: no maintenance, fast results, minimal clean-up, basically takes up no space. I permasoaked for a while. In the words of a wise man, "Not a fan."
    I'm pretty new to this sharpening stuff, so take that with a grain of salt. Why not a fan of permasoak?
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    that 3k sounds like a good solution! will give it a go when i make my next kitchen tool purchase. thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainsausage View Post
    I'm pretty new to this sharpening stuff, so take that with a grain of salt. Why not a fan of permasoak?
    For me, it's because of a lack of space. It takes up precious space in my kitchen.
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    even in a large kitchen, space is always at a premium and keeping a 3rd pan full of water is just asking to get nasties in the pan or getting it knocked over, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    even in a large kitchen, space is always at a premium and keeping a 3rd pan full of water is just asking to get nasties in the pan or getting it knocked over, etc...
    Mine stay submerged in a mid-size tupperware in a light bleach solution. Takes little space and the stones are always ready for use. Change the solution when I sharpen and it never gets nasty.
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