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  1. 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?
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
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    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...
  9. 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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