Coarse stones for EP

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LostHighway
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Coarse stones for EP

Post by LostHighway » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:34 am

I have the SG500/1k/4k and am looking for a coarser stone to slot in below the 500, probably something in the 220 to 320 range. I'm certainly open to another Shapton in either SG or SP range but the Chosera 400, Nubatama Bamboo Black 220 and Nubatama Bamboo Platinum 320 are also on my radar. My personal knives are mostly Wustoffs or W2, B2 or AS Japanese knives but the coarse stone is most likely to see use on friend's very dull Chicago Cutlery, Victorinox, Shun,... Any advice would be appreciated.

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Jeff B
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Re: Coarse stones for EP

Post by Jeff B » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:46 pm

I'd go with the 220 of your choice. 320-400 is just too close to the 500 to make that big a difference.
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Re: Coarse stones for EP

Post by Radar53 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:11 pm

Hi There LH. +1 on Jeff's 220. I have the SG220 and it is my least favourite and least used stone. I find it scratchier that I would expect, it didn't initially cut very well to start with. I gave it a good flattening just in case there was a slight crust on it which improved things a little but not a lot. YMMV. I got this because the Nub220 Black was OOS. I should have waited.

I have & really like the Nub150 Bamboo and, as per my other recent posts, I can get different finishes & scratch patterns by varying the amount of water on the stone, the pressure used & / or the amount of mud yet easily make the jump to my SG500.

If you are after something like a 220 grit, I would talk to Ken123 of this forum and ask him about the Nubatama 180 or 220 Black stones. I still wish I'd waited for that Nub220 Black :roll:
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LostHighway
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Re: Coarse stones for EP

Post by LostHighway » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:07 am

I've decided to try the Nubatama 220 Bamboo Black for the EP. I wont be able to compare it to the SG220 but it seems like a reasonable experiment. I think my only concern is keeping it adequately wet but we shall see.

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Re: Coarse stones for EP

Post by Radar53 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:12 pm

Keeping it wet is pretty easy. My Nub150 is a thirsty stone, but it's also quite small & what I do is put it in a small tray of water (stone side up & covered) while I set up the rest of my gear. Generally by the time I'm set up, the small bubbles have ceased and it's good to go. I dry the stone off a little & mount it. From there I control the moisture by turning it stone side up & horizontal then using a small squirt bottle to add water until I get to where I want it. I generally wait 20 odd seconds for the stone to absorb what it wants & then if I've got too much I just dab the excess off using a small micro cloth. Step & repeat as often as necessary.

Please come back & let us know what you think of the Nub220
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