if you were allowed to only have 1 stone...

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  1. Mar 11, 2020 #61

    KingShapton

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    2k stones are my favorites. For some tasks and for some steels they are completely sufficient, more would be wrong. Long live the 2k!
     
  2. Mar 11, 2020 #62

    Customfan

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    Im more of a 1k advocate, just works better for me.... Nothing fancy, choseras, kitayamas, etc.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2020 #63

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    I would have to go with a Washita. I have mostly simple carbon steel and I can cover a pretty wide range with the stone depending on how it's dressed and the pressure used.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2020 #64

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    I prefer 3k myself. Must be the right one though
     
  5. Mar 12, 2020 #65

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    In addition only: at the first contact Chosera 2k feels more aggressive to me than the SP2k, especially with some mud being created before use. With a well maintained knife, expect a substantial burr to appear almost immediately.
    Later on, the particles get smoother as you described and the end result is indeed in the 3k area.
     
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  6. Mar 12, 2020 #66

    Razor

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    10 x 3 x 3 self slurry fast cutting Nakayama 3-4 hardness and particle. I know $1500+ but a fairy was mentioned.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2020 #67

    MartinJ

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    Starting to get the **** of my new aizu and really liking the edges. Gonna try a dull edge on that but if it's not taking me forever to build an apex back, might choose this one
     
  8. Mar 16, 2020 #68

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    First JNat I ever bought (off a KKF member) was a full-sized Hakka Tomae...now have 10 other JNats and a few synthetics, but nothing beats that Hakka. It is my absolute keeper.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2020 #69

    merlin1

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    Chosera 800...very versatile stone.
     
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  10. Mar 19, 2020 #70

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    I can't help but interpret this question as "which stone would I grab when the house is on fire?"
    Lol...
    Not real practical, but I would grab my favorite Ohira Suita, hands down... then just never let any blade get too dull. Constant touch ups.
     
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  11. Mar 24, 2020 #71

    Grunt173

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    I have a lot of stones, as do we all but my habit has been to just grab my Shapton Pro 2k and go to sharpening or maintaining. All my other stones are stored away but the Shapton Pro 2k is always at the ready and the only stone I grab. I could sell all my other stones and wouldn't loose any sleep over it. Well maybe for the Chosera 800, I might.
     
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  12. Mar 26, 2020 #72

    Barashka

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    I'd vote for Shapton Glass 2k .. it's been best all around I tried so far, granted I had quite a limited set of stones compare to many here.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2020 #73

    Brian Weekley

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    Soft Arkansas stone ... it’s all I had for the first 40 years of knife sharpening. It doesn’t have to be foreign to be good!
     
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    jacko9

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    1K stone, I have several so I would have a difficult time choosing between my; Shapton Glass, JNS 1K, Nubatama 1K, and a Suehiro 1K - I would lean to the JNS 1K lately I use it a lot.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2020 at 12:49 PM #76

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    A great stone that is quite often overlooked.
     

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