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  1. ABranson

    Fingers rubbed raw!

    Can anyone recommend something to buy to protect fingers when sharpening knives. I find when I’m doing a lot of knives, I often end up rubbing my fingers raw especially on my coarser stones. Leather covers? Silicone? What do you guys use? Links appreciated! Thank you
  2. Pikehaus

    Shapton Glass

    There is a lot of knowledge here about the SG stones from some very knowledgeable people. However, there seems to be contradictory opinions out there. Some say it's slightly softer than the Kuromakus. Some say it's softer than the Naniwa pros and on the softer side of SNG stones. I have even...
  3. Apocalypse

    WTB Stone recommendations

    So now that I finally have a couple of my end game knives and am working on the last two, I was wondering if I could get a couple stone recommendations. In particular I want a solid home setup in order to really take care of my kitaeji. As such, what are some of your favorite recommendations...
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    any reason to get a whetstone higher than 3000?

    i have a 1000 and 3000 grit... theres a sale for stones on mtckitchen and i was wondering if theres any others i should get. Most people said going beyond 3000 even for my sg2 knives is pointless. Anyone have an opinion if i were to get another one?
  5. 1

    Shapton ceramic vs glass stones?

    I was recommended to get a 3000 grit whetstone to touch up my sg-2 and vg-10 knives. However Shapton only makes 3000 grit on their glass stones and not the ceramic/pro line. They do have their ceramic stones in the 5000 grit. should i just go with that one? Another option is a King stone at 4000...
  6. 1

    How to touch up a japanese knife?

    So, I talked to Jon, the owner of Japanese Knife Imports in california, and he told me that ceramic honing rods aren't good for your knife. I forget exactly why but he was pretty passionate about it and went into specifics that went over my head. So my question is, what's the best way to touch...
  7. 1

    Opinions on sharpening systems?

    looking at sharpening systems like the Edge Pro, where it clamps on the knife and uses a little whetstone that you grind it with. I know there are a lot of purists who would say only use stones. But do these systems really work well? I have some new R2 and VG10 japanese knives and i might be a...
  8. 1

    what grit whetstones do you need?

    Ok so I have some japanese knives (SG2 and VG10 steel), and some german knives. I was told for the german knives all I need is a 1K grit whetstone which I have (Shapton pro). That's all I have.... with my recent aquisitions of japaense knives i found out that people like to get some higher grit...
  9. 1

    what grit whetstone for polishing?

    i have two SG2/R2 knives and I was told to get a polishing whetstone for touch ups and well. polishing. I currently only have a 1k grit shapton stone. what else should i get?
  10. 1

    What grit ceramic rod to get? If any?

    So, newbie to j-knives here. I read that you want to get a ceramic rod with them instead of a steel steel. Question is, what grit do you get? I normally see them at 1000,1500,2000. I was looking at the CKTG Black Ceramic Sharpening Rod 270mm from CKTG with stellar reviews that is a 2k grit...
  11. Matus

    Quick comparison: Nanohone 200, Bester 220, Shapton Glass 220 and Shapton Pro 120

    Edit: I have added comparison of Pro 120, Bester 220 and Nanohone 200 in the post #23 Since I somehow managed to hoard several very coarse stones I though that a quick comparison could be of interest. To show how the stones actually work I made a video (sorry, it is 13 minutes long - brevity is...
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