Posted By: Max S.There are 2 general glass stone set ups to get a nice polish and a good edge. The Shapton recommended way to is go: 500-2k-16k which works great, Mark's site recommends you go: 500-1k-4k and then 8k if you so choose. this 8k stone is PLENTY, you need not go any further. Leaves a nice enough polish for fine kitchen knives, and pocket knives alike. I don't like going any finer than this, or maybe a 1 micron stone. At this high level of refinement, ultra fine stones become more expensive, and less efficient than simply stropping, IMHO. I like to start stropping anywhere from 1micron to about .5 micron, so for me this 8k is about as far as I like to go stone wise. Right after this I hit a strop or two and things are right where they should be.
the 8k is where its at! Mirror polish!
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