I use almost the same stones as you but 1k instead of 800 and my favorite stone for when I want more than the NP 3k is the Naniwa Super Stone...
Shapton pro 2000 is nice and will fit nicely with what you already have, it is also quite affordable and good value.
But... Naniwa Professional...
Norton Coarse Crystolon 8'' x 3'' $19.99
I sharpen a lot of Global and I seriously don't understand people claiming they are a pain to sharpen. They sharpen just as well and other basic...
I prefer denim on a piece of wood, cheaper and IMO works better than felt.
From what I have read 800/1000/1200 are clay, 4000/6000/8000 are resin
As for 300 no way it is clay. It is so much different from the others....
1) breadknife to desired profile. Coarse crystolon on is about the best for this
3) refinish to whatever you like
4) set new edge
Shapton glass 500 + 2000 : Splash and go, Compact set and works well
Naniwa Pro 800 + 3000 : also splash and go, feels nicer but more expensive...
Thinning and wide bevels : Switch hands
Edge sharpening : Right hand only
Knowing you other stones would help, but here are my 2 cents
The Naniwa Pro will bet slower than the Sigma and Shapton but not horribly slow. It...
King KDS 1k/6k is a bargain and will get your knife just as sharp as any fancy "high tech" stones. Feels really nice too.
I have the Sigma Power Select II 3000, coarsest 3000 stone ever. Finishes like a Shapton Pro 2000 or even a chosera 1000.
Splash and go
Shapton Glass 3000
Naniwa Pro 2000 or 3000
Suehiro Rika 5000
Naniwa Lobster 40000
First you should seek more informations about single bevel knives and practice on other knives before and really grasp the concepts and not screw...
What other knives to you plan to sharpen and what is your budget ?
Please give more information.
- What is your sharpening experience.
- How dull the knife is
- Do you mean first stone as in a progression or a...
I strop on a dry stone and never care about convex. If the knife is thin to begin with it doesn't matter.
You need a 400 stone snd flattening plate way more than a 3000 stone at this moment. Just saying.
Also the pro 1000 is cheaper and will last a lot longer. Dishes less.
Shapton Glass 500 and shapton pro 1000 are surprisingly close to each other on the finish they leave.
With the 500 you can use it like. 1000...
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