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    OK, received the Kuromaku's yesterday! (got the 1,5,8k) flattened the stones on some 500WD paper on glass, didn't take much as they were pretty flat out of the box (nice box ). Boy these things cut fast! haven't tried the 1K yet, the 5K cuts so fast I don't think I'll need the 1 K unless Ive got to remove some serious metal! after a few strokes on the 5K followed by 10-15 on the 8K the bevel was very shiney and clean, then polished it on my 12K" Tsushima Ocean Blue" then a few light strokes on a cr-ox leather paddle strop then stropped on the SRD red latigo strop and I'm in business!
    Definite thumbs up from me on the Shapton Kuromaku stones! and I love the SRD Red Latogo strop!
    Thanks to all for the wisdom and suggestions!

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    I am so impressed with the 1,5,8K stones (Kuromaku's) I ordered a 2k and a 12 k, that should make a good set!
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    Follow up! I received the 2k and 12K Kuromaku stones and have spent some time with them, very impressed with how fast these stone cut! The 12K does seem to load up pretty fast (black streaks on the stone) I guess its the carbon steel building up on the stone, and have to clean it frequently. The 12K imparts a very keen edge although I still think my translucent Arkansas is a finer cutting stone although much slower. Looking at the edge of the bevel with a 60x loupe, the T-Ark edge looks smoother and more polished, The 12K Kuromaku however get you there much faster.
    Anyway for now I progress through the Kuromaku stones up too the 12K then switch over to the T-Ark for final polish then strop on cr-ox on leather then strop on smooth leather. Still learning as I go, all the videos are helpful but in the end it takes practice! I do find the 60X loupe a great help to "see what you're actually doing too the bevel!!
    Thanks for all the help guys!
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    Good call on the 2k! You can go from 1k to 5k but I think the 2k makes for a much better transition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Good call on the 2k! You can go from 1k to 5k but I think the 2k makes for a much better transition.
    yeah, I thought the 1 to 5 K was kinda big and the 2K wasnt that expensive!

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    And that is a wonderful thing. All the focus is one the finishers and they are by far more expensive, but most of your shaving edge comes from the cheaper low grit hones.
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