Posted By: Chip
- verified customerFrom synthetics to custom cut J-Nats, I own a LOT of stones for the EP and put them all to good use. I've grown my sharpening collection as I find each steel, and each smith's treatment of said steel, responds differently to a given stone(s). That said, the Shapton Pro 1500 is, without a doubt, my go-to workhorse for just about every single knife. Unless I'm setting an edge bevel that is dramatically different from the final grind, or dealing with repair work, this is the stone I use as a starter. For the grit, it cuts incredibly well and will provide a finish that allows for a direct jump to a much higher grit finishing stone. Indeed, I've achieved some fantastic edges using this stone alone. Can't think of anything else available for the EP that can set an edge, transition and finish in one package.
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