first J knife(second time) on the way,,,,which whetstone to buy for it?

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by uri007, May 28, 2014.

  1. uri007

    uri007

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    after selling the first i bought(misono sweden 210mm gyuto), i ordered a 240mm Hiromoto AS gyuto.

    now i want to buy whetstone to sharpen it,,,,
    King 1000/6000(55$) or JCK Special Combination Whetstone 1000/4000(65$)?
    if there is something else recommended in this price range?
    Regards,
    Uri

    p.s: what is a Nagura Stone and do i need it?
     
  2. millionsknives

    millionsknives

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    1000 and 6000 is what I use on my knives, followed by cork to de burr, then strop.  I have a 200 that I use on really bad knives that have chips; for a new knife you shouldn't need this.

    I'm planning to get the 140 grit no name stone on chefknivestogo for flattening other stones.  Again, for a new knife and new stones you shouldn't need this right away.
     
  3. ordo

    ordo

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    Now you'll have a nice knife.

    Advice: do not buy combo stones. A year from now (and knowing you, may be the next week) you will buy single grit stones.

    My advice for a first stone is Bester 1200.

    There are a lot of Nagura stones, natural and synthetic.. I guess the one you're thinking about is a little stone with which you "build" a mud on the sharpening stone prior to actual sharpening. 

    These are naturals.



    This one is synthetic.



    Really useful? I'm not sure. I've two and never use them.