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    Default I'm going......Shapton!

    Out of all the Acquisition Disorders, HAD has been my biggest disorder, and a disorder it is! Natural stones first, but I've been bitten by the Shapton Ceramic on Glass bug and the GDLP Shapton lapping plate. I have not yet had the time to really sit down and put the ceramic plates to task, but I'm almost afraid that when I do, I may have the urge to shelve my natural stones.... Only time will tell, and I'll report my experiences back here.

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    I think I love my stones more than I love my steel.

    In fact, I believe I've just managed to locate an example of my "holy grail" of sharpening stones (no, it's not a megabuck natural stone). I don't want to jinx it until I have my grubby little hands on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ouch View Post
    I think I love my stones more than I love my steel.
    Hey, I'm glad I'm not the only one!

    I'll wait to hear about your mystery hone.

    Chris L

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    What the heck. Naniwa cho-cera 10K.

    After that, you can stick a fork in me.
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    Interesting. Please post pics when you have it!

    Chris L

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    Here is a link to a knife forum discussion:

    I think it is the one onr the right with the yellow gold scarf. http://knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/816804/

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt321 View Post
    Here is a link to a knife forum discussion:

    I think it is the one onr the right with the yellow gold scarf. http://knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/816804/
    Wow, that 10,000 grit stone they talk about on that link is like $350? I wonder how it compares to a Woodcraft Chinese 12K stone which sells for $35 and would last 3 lifetimes as far as what it does for razor edges? I think someone should buy this stone (not me) and do a side by side comparison with a $35 Chinese 12K.

    Chris L

    Buy hey, who am I to talk, I'll probably be in for $1,000 after I'm finally done collecting all the Shapton Ceramic on glass stones from 500 grit on up to 30,000 along with the Shapton lapping plate, so I better shut up!

    Chris L

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    Yes, it's $300, but I have no intention of using it for razors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ouch View Post
    Yes, it's $300, but I have no intention of using it for razors.
    Then what is it to be used on???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbuzbee View Post
    Then what is it to be used on???

    Ken
    Polishing your solid gold Rolls Royce, I would assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbuzbee View Post
    Then what is it to be used on???

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    Knives, or course.
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    SQOD: is there any site like this, which discusses knife honing? Tried to hone my knife on the DMT D8E and seriously dulled it :D, It's like razors are easier to hone, and knifes not so..

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    Bladeforums has a nice section on sharpening. Freehand knife sharpening is difficult as YOU have to set and hold the angle of the bevel. Most people don't keep the same, exact angle natively and find it requires a LOT of practice to get that consistency. To that end, there are MANY systems out there for knives (Spyderco Sharpmaker, Lanksy and EdgePro are among the best). These systems help you keep the angle and make your sharpening experience more enjoyable You can learn to freehand, of course but make sure you bring your patience and it's best to learn on a softer, lower quality knife (DO NOT TRY TO LEARN SHARPENING ON A SPYDERCO S90V Military!!!! I DID use the DMT stones to do mine, however with incredible results!)

    Enjoy!!!

    Ken

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    Yepp, that's what I discovered very fast, It was impossible for me to have the same angle.. and then you have the tip of the knive..
    If I use an round/rotating stone, then it is much easier.. But since I have three DMT's, lot of other stones, I thought I could try to sharpen some of my kitchen knives, but no good so far :D

    I have the lansky set, maybe I just should buy some more stones for that, and use that setup more often.. It's just lying there in the drawer...

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    didn't understand bladeforums, looks messy for me, difficult to find where they do whatever.

    But found this after some searching:
    http://theconsumerlink.com/product_d...BG&navStart=0&.

    Looks promising.

    (oh yeah.. going very OT here..)

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    Sharpening tips there are in the maintenance section. Just use the search function.

    My Lansky also sits in a drawer. For Kitchen and pocket knives, I usually use my Sharpmaker. It's much easier to work curves, serrations and tips on it. You'd have to try it to see what I mean but it's a very simple, well made and effective system.

    Ken

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    This one?
    http://spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=77

    I find that the price of that is about $50 around in usa, in norway, the one dealer I found for it ask for $170.. somewhat steep price..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ouch View Post
    Knives, or course.
    Are you interested in knives?
    Be there or be square. Only I can do both!

    "My lord, I will use them according to their desert."

    "God's bodykins, man, much better: use every man
    after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc4 View Post
    Are you interested in knives?
    I think it was a phase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ouch View Post

    stick a fork in me.
    You hear that Mrs. O?
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