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Cretan or Washita. Certain natural stones just have far greater range than synthetics.

They're not common, but Norton did produce India / Washita combis. A Coarse or Medium India x Washita would be completely ideal.

(And on the off-chance anyone wants to sell me one - I'm all ears...)
 

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Really? I can't get to grips with mine at all, it seems very cloggy. How do I unlock its secrets...?

(And if anyone wants one - I have mine for sale on BST at quite a good price I think).
I love mine. It's like a bigger, better shapton 2k
 

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Really? I can't get to grips with mine at all, it seems very cloggy. How do I unlock its secrets...?

(And if anyone wants one - I have mine for sale on BST at quite a good price I think).
Do you permasoak it or just a short one?
 

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Not very cloggy then? Mine works nicely for polishing, but seems to gum up very quickly for sharpening.
Not sure, I havent had clog issues. I let a layer of water sit on top of it for a few mins before use. It works quickly to restore edges for me.
 

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What about the stone forged in Mt. Doom? The one stone to rule them all? (or has this joke been made already?)
 

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I have it permasoaked now, but doesn’t seem to make a massive amount of difference tbh.

Maybe I should try using as SnG again...(?)
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Generally speaking, soaking stones makes them a little muddier.
 

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Only stone means around 1000 grit. I have first-hand experience with Shapton Pro 1000, King KDS, and Cerax 1000 (plus some el-cheapo garbage stones). Of those, I like the Cerax the most. Really nice feel, true to grit, and it cuts fast enough even with really hard steel, such as SG-2 or HAP-40.
 

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Only stone means around 1000 grit.
Desert island one stone? Or living next to a hospital and supermarket one stone? 😋


Can I choose seven of the same stone? I would choose the Chosera (Naniwa pro) 400. They basically erode everytime there is a draft... so one would be inadequate ;) You can fix small-mid chips, thin and get to shaving sharp (albeit harsh) all off the one stone
 

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Desert island one stone? Or living next to a hospital and supermarket one stone? 😋


Can I choose seven of the same stone? I would choose the Chosera (Naniwa pro) 400. They basically erode everytime there is a draft... so one would be inadequate ;) You can fix small-mid chips, thin and get to shaving sharp (albeit harsh) all off the one stone
 

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I'll be another bore and just pick whatever mid-grit stone I'm using now. Which would be the Naniwa Pro 1000. But I never used the 800... or Shaptons... or any other decent 1k for that matter. But at least this 1k is good enough that I wouldn't mind using whatever best edge I can get off it. Thinning on it though...
 
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