- Joined Nov 13, 2016
I probably wouldn't buy these but I am just curious, I have a Shapton glass 8000, would it be ok to like jump to the 16,000, and skip the10,000 grit, or would it matter?
ANSI/CAMI is the scale I use. it can get very confusing, here is a grit chart that shows what I mean http://www.imcclains.com/productinfo/documents/Grit Comparison Chart.pdf. for my 'worker' or daily use blades, I usually finish on a fine Norton India. that would be ANSI 320 or Fepa P400 or Shapton Glass 500. It is geometry that cuts. I would work to get the final bevel down to less than 10 degrees per side with a micro bevel no more than 15 degrees per side. honing your edge to Shapton 8000 is great, but the refinement you have given the edge will be gone after the first pound of potatoes you slice for supper.