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    Hi,

    I use the Norton combo hone at the moment (4000/8000) and am thinking of getting the Shapton 16000 hone, is this to much of a jump to 16000 from the 8000 hone? anyone else doing the same?, or any needs for pastes after this honing?

    Cheers, Mark

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    Yes, I often do that. I find it works well, and it is nice and mathematical too: 4 -> 8 -> 16!!

    Bear in mind that the jump is probably a bit further than you think. Norton and Shapton grit ratings are not quite comparable. But the fast and aggressive nature of the Shapton ceramic glass stones mean that it is not really an issue.

    But in any event, yes, I have often jumped from the Norton 8k to the Shapton 16K and the results have been fine.

    Whether you want pastes or whatever after the 16K is entirely a person choice. You can definitely shave off the 16K.

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    There should be no issues with that. I go from 8k to natural hones rating around 20K+ without any problem, and there is no increased honing time for me.

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    Thanks, I was thinking the mathmatical side of things to, I also plan to get the Shapton 4000, 8000 too, the 16000 was just the start, next wil be the DGLP ($$$)... then the other hones, I figure i can use the Norton till I get the rest.

    Of subject here, what does anyone think of the Dovo Prima Klang? I'm getting one of those from Straight Razor Designs.

    Cheers, Mark

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    My advise will be go for 12000 chine stone save many and headache(i don;t like keeping clean man made stones) .i don't own shaptons but do use chinese 12000 regularly with very satisfied result.hope this help.

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    Sounds like a very familiar story to me, the Norton 4/8 and the Shapton 16k was exactly the combo I used until I finally made the jump to the full Shapton set....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD_SCHOOL View Post
    There should be no issues with that. I go from 8k to natural hones rating around 20K+ without any problem, and there is no increased honing time for me.

    I have one of O_S's hones and have experienced the same results. Same thing with a Spyderco UF.


    Think of it like this, lots of folks go from 8k to pasted paddle and that's WAY finer than a 16k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joke1176 View Post
    Think of it like this, lots of folks go from 8k to pasted paddle and that's WAY finer than a 16k.
    Intersting I never thought of it that way before, emm... no you have me thinking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraserazor View Post
    Hi,

    I use the Norton combo hone at the moment (4000/8000) and am thinking of getting the Shapton 16000 hone, is this to much of a jump to 16000 from the 8000 hone? anyone else doing the same?, or any needs for pastes after this honing?

    Cheers, Mark

    I go from the 8k to a Shapton 16k and the results are awesome.

    I'm somewhat of an experimenter and have both shaved directly off the 16k and with using chromium paste after the 16k. You really don't need to paste but as long as you don't do too many laps it does seem to make the shave a little more comfortable.
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