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lets talk sharpening , anybody wanna talk stones............

Discussion in 'Sharpening' started by Rob W, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    the good the bad and the ugly on stones, what you use ? do you use ?..........

    looking at these brands , any feedback is welcomed..........
    my knives are sharp when they leave the shop but proper stone sharpening has always interested me.............
    talked to a gu-ru here in town and has recemmended these listed below

    Imanishi Arate-Kun 220 small $45
    Naniwa Akamozen 1000 hard type small. $42
    Naniwa Truing stone $32

    switch out the Akamozen 1000 for a Chocera 1000 (the one that comes with a base) $92
     
  2. metal99

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    I'll assume those are all japanese whet stones? I've used a few japanese whet stones and didn't fall in love with them. I've also used a ton of other stones from the cheap no names to the high end stones and once again didn't care for them.

    The only stones I can truly say I do like are the spyderco ceramic bench stones. They work very well for me but are a bit pricy. I think I payed almost $300 for three of them.
     
  3. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    I like DMT. Sharpen fast, no surfacing needed and last really long if properly cared.
     
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    I would like to get a good set of stones but as for now belt grinder from 80-3000grit the stropped with jewellers rouge with a leather belt on my 1X30 does a pretty incredible job.
     
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    The DMT stones were the only ones I didn't try out but I'm sure there alright. The ceramics are supposed to last for ever too.
     
  6. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    yes jules , japanese stones

    what ones are you using fred ,i checked their site and they seem to have a wide variety
     
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    Fred/A Active Member

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    Bushdriver New Member

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    I just got my stones in the mail today, a coarse and fine India stone, and a soft/hard arkansas stone. Lots of practice needed but I was able to return my kabar to about the edge it had when it left the factory.

    i know I can do better though, and that's why I love these kinds of hobbies :)
     
  9. Rob W

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    keep us posted
     

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