flattening stone?

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My niece has this 1200 grit whetstone and I just bought her the Arashiyama 6000 stone.

Unless I'm mistaken, I don't think she needs a Nagura but I do think she needs a flattening stone so is there a best flattening stone to get her?
 
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A 400-grit Atoma diamond plate would be my personal preference. That said, a sheet of cloth-backed silicon carbide 220 grit sand-paper fastened to a flat surface, such as a piece of plate glass might be a cheaper solution. You could also use man-made laminates such as MDF for the "backing", but you have to avoid water absorption into the surface of the substrate.
 
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The amount of time she'll spend flattening is probably not significant if she is just a home cook and has good knives. Get her a King 300, she will eventually need it, and she can reserve the bottom side for flattening. I think it will serve that purpose for her well enough for years.
 
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The Atoma 140 will leave a bit of a rough finish on fine stones, but it will wear smooth pretty fast.
 
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