View Poll Results: This is the best hone / stone / system

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  • Norton

    2 8.70%
  • Naniwa Super stones / Chosera

    3 13.04%
  • Shapton Glass stones / Pro's

    5 21.74%
  • Thuringen

    2 8.70%
  • Charlney Forest

    3 13.04%
  • Coticule

    6 26.09%
  • Escher

    1 4.35%
  • Japanese Natural finisher

    4 17.39%
  • Other ie: Arkansas / TOS / Turkey / WOA / etc:

    3 13.04%
  • I let the razor decide

    8 34.78%
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    I've been using the Shaptons in 1,4 and 8k plus my J-Nat the most recently. That seems to give pretty consistent results that I like..! I use the Chosera 1k as a bevel setter exclusively, whether I go with the Naniwa's or Shaptons after that.

    It does depend on the razor I guess though.... Hmm, tough question!

    I guess the reason I went with the method I mentioned is that this works for me whatever the razor, whatever the grind and even if I get a total stinker I can put a great edge on it with that method. So if I had to sell every other stone and just stick with one set, thats what I'd pick.

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    A little bit tardy to the party but I voted for the stones I use that are listed & 'other' for some not listed & 'letting the razor decide.'
    I think that covers it
    I mostly get eBay edge rebuilds from noobs & honestly my goto will often be a DMTC especially on wedges but on some razors the first few strokes will see me changing pretty quick to the 220 Shap GS with Iyoto slurry. It's fast & leaves a nice finish with minimal chipping compared to the DMT which can turn some razors into Spyderco lookalikes. I used to use a full range of Kings from 300 grit - 8k but prefer the speed of the ShapGS & lately the J version Pros.
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    Well, I did not know I could make multiple choices so I selected the Shapton Pro. But..tonite I honed 2 razors, a W&B 6/8 and a TI Le Grelot 1/4 hollow with a visible nick in the edge. I used The DMT 600 & 1200, Chosera 1K with slurry & water only, the Shapton Pro 2K, 5K, 8K, Norton 8K, Shapton Pro 12K and a Escher y/g, soft, and finished with a Chrome Ox 0.5 micron paddle strop. Next time I may use the Naniwa SS instead? Funny how I always come back to the Norton 8K.
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    Far from a 'meister', but 112 blades since late last July. 4 more to do this wkend, unless I finish some scales and duck project.
    'Started w/ norton 1/4 and dmt8k. Kind help here convinced me to change 8k - went to the Nani & have been pleased. First finisher was c12k, then N-Asagi (ohhhh I love it). Since trying the coti, the only stones now used have been an Atoma for bevels, coti for everything else except finishing. Sometimes finish w/ the coti, sometimes asagi. After bevel, my experience mirrors Harvitz - coti is the fastest way to get to finishing. There are many stones I've not yet had the pleasure of - escher/thurry, shapton, charnley. Recent reading makes me more curious about the nani 12 - especially when you factor in price. I know the costly finishers deserve their fine reputation, but after the asagi, I doubt I'll part with that much money for another finisher. I'm in the wrong income bracket.

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    I choose other because that was the only option matching my experience.
    95% Escher,
    2 % synthtic hone
    1 % charnley forest
    1 %Japanese stone.
    hope this helps some how.

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    Bumping this one time so maybe a few of the guys that haven't seen it yet can vote...

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    Right now I am bouncing back and forth between an Amakusa and Shapton 1k for bevels, then Shams mystery stone, up to a yellow coti and finishing on a Thuri.
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    I haven't honed many lately, but I've come to really adore the reliability of my full set of Naniwa SS hones, except for bevel setting. Now if a blade needs only a little to do the bevel, I'll still just use the SS 1k, but it's a little too slow for my taste and ADD tendencies. My bevel setting of most razors in need a bona fide new bevel is done with a Naniwa Chosera 600 and/or 800, followed by a Shapton Pro 1k, then the Naniwa SS 1k and up the Naniwa ladder. Finishing is done with whatever suits my mood!

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    I've gone to naturals for bevel set to final finsih and have been having fun. For chips or edge restore I use the DMT cadre. DMT or Atoma for raising slurry. Gotta agree with Kelly the 1K Shapton is the no messin-around bevel setter. If I had the $$ I get a set of those new Suehiro stones. Still learning along the way. Hooyah!
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