Cerax 5k vs Rika 5k stone

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Re: Cerax 5k vs Rika 5k stone

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Okay what's ur take on the cerax 6k then vs the cerax 5k or Rika 5 stone?

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I sold my Rika for a Cerax 6k. The Rika is softer, nicer, but seems closer to a 4K finish than 5k. The 6k Cerax is harder but still feels fairly smooth, with a finish that seems close to its listed grit. You can finish a knife with either, but I like to finish most of my knives at 6k.

I do finish some on a 4K-ish natural stone, though. Many forum members finish at 4-5. Just personal preference developed over time.

Also depends on what is in your progression. My standard is 800-2000-6000.

That said I might buy a Rika again to fill a hole in my largely Suehiro lineup.
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1k 6k what I was doing but the two stone I have is more like a 400 and 1k combo not really good stones. But the cerax n Rika that was sent to me to try are better stones and get a lot keener and sharper edge. But like not having the base so me might buy the Rika since the 5k and 6k cerax have the bases attached to them.

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I prefer stones without bases. My Cerax has one. I've gotten use to it, but would prefer none.
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Would a Rika 5k dish faster than a cerax 5k stone would you know by chance?

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Slightly faster, but it would take a long time before it would matter.
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Okay I think I'm going to get the Rika 5k with the cerax 1k then. Then maybe a 8k stone later on.

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I know I said I had my mind made up but I now have one last question does anyone have experience with a Rika 6k stone vs the Rika 5k stone by chance? And what you prefer over the other or think is better iver all?

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