Upgrading my sharpening system. Japanese combo stone grits?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by BIG45-70, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. BIG45-70


    Aug 29, 2010
    So I've decided to invest a little money an improve my sharpening kit.

    Right now I have a cheap big box store combo stone, falkniven DC3, and triangular pocket sharpener (for my serrated blade)

    With this setup I can pop hairs off my arm with every knife I own, but want to get to the next level with that beautiful polished edge the higher grits seem to achieve.

    I was wondering what kind of combo stone I should look at. As of the moment I've been looking at a 1000/4000 and a 1200/8000. I have around 100 bucks to spend and was thinking about one goods stone. The other option I was looking at was DMT's the diamond stone set, x-fine, fine and course. Just looking for some reccomendations.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013
  2. HeavyHanded


    Jun 4, 2010
    The Norton 4k/8k combo might be a good choice. Makes a very polished edge and still has good feedback.
  3. Jason B.

    Jason B. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 13, 2007
    Arashiyama 1k and 6k
  4. OldNavy


    Sep 14, 2013

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