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    Indeed. Consistency is key for hones to learn on and gather advise for use, IMO.

    To glean advise on anything else is a moot exercise as all naturals are different. The KISS factor comes to mind.
    IMO, Naniwas are fine for the mid-range. I personally favor the 4/8 Norton.

    Why? I am lazy! Out of the pond and onto the honing. No swelling from oversoaking, no pile of hones drinking water, etc. Same result for me.
    Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one.

    For a beginner and an expert, a 12k Naniwa is a good choice for a touch-up hone and also a finisher to learn on, IMO.
    The advantage is it is common and consistent, reasonably-priced. Advise can be given as we all have experience with them....
    Mostly!

    Not much comparable for the educational chore at hand, IMO.
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    My Naniwa 3/8 combo is my favorite workhorse hone I hate the 4k side of my Norton its scratchy and thirstier than a camel that just crossed the desert but the 8k side is sweet. I will be done honing on my Naniwa while waiting for the Norton to soak Nothing wrong with chosing either they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longhaultanker View Post
    Hey Cuda,

    I may not have 7 years experience honing, but I've got nearly 60 years of living. This is one of the most arrogant things I've ever seen here at SRP.
    and this was the most useless response to date from a man 60 years old. your stirring the pot on an issue they have figured out,, by the way the Norton and the Naniwas are which ever one you like best they both do the job if the right hands are using it. Lynn Abrams used one for years Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    and this was the most useless response to date from a man 60 years old. your stirring the pot on an issue they have figured out,, by the way the Norton and the Naniwas are which ever one you like best they both do the job if the right hands are using it. Lynn Abrams used one for years Tc
    There's one little difference. Lynn is a master at honing. He became a master over many years of practice. A beginner however (like me when you come pair me to Lynn) needs a finisher or any other hone that's easier to learn and use. For me and I had bot the norton 4/8 and the naniwa 3/9 and found that for me the naniwas was easier and consistent. To each there own it's just finding it is the problem.
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    Gentlemen and I mean to use that word because I know many of you outside this forum, you guys are Gentlemen

    You guys are some of the most helpful people on SRP when it comes to new guys and their questions, there is simply no reason to argue when the goal is the same for all of you...

    Robini asked questions and has attained the answers and the opinions from many of you, none are "Wrong" he needs to make a decision sooner or later as to which direction he is going to take.

    Let's take this back on track and talk about Hones
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    None of the big 3 are really better than the other. I can make that statement simply because I have used norton, naniwa ss & chosera, and shaptons. My go to is the shaptons, but that is because of the speed. Speed kills, so I don't recommend them to a beginner. For a beginner, I will recommend Naniwa Super stones or norton (in no order at all).

    Back to the OP, for a touch up stone...I recommend Naniwa 12K if you plan on learning to hone. THis stone works very well with any progression. I do NOT recommend a natural, each one is different and until you have hundreds of honed razors under your belt...you will not know what the stone is doing. Every, I repeat, every Norton and Naniwa is the same. YOu could visit someone and use their stones and they would behave the same. Coticules are more all over the place than a politician!

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    Thank you to all who gave input in this thread. I received my hones today, Chosera 1k, SS 5/8/12k. (more than I need, I know. Couldn't resist) Now it is time to play and learn! Looking forward to my successes and failures/frustration!

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    Ya done good Robini, now get a 2K you will thank me later. Enjoy your hones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robini View Post
    Thank you to all who gave input in this thread. I received my hones today, Chosera 1k, SS 5/8/12k. (more than I need, I know. Couldn't resist) Now it is time to play and learn! Looking forward to my successes and failures/frustration!
    Chosera... GREAT stones!

    There is the great soaking debate...

    My opinion is to not soak them.
    Others say to oak them no more than 15 to 20 minutes before use.

    Mostly they are splash and go, so splash then go when they are not too thirsty.
    For me that is less than two min of splashing.

    What you ARE NOT supposed to do is leave them in the water for
    extended periods of time. Stand them on their side to drain and
    air dry perhaps on a couple chopsticks or other rack.

    I have a second hand 10K that is a bit crazed... It is better than fine for kitchen knives.

    Others may have advice.... I am willing to be corrected.
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    Thanks niftyshaving.

    I have a full set of chosera stones for the Wicked Edge knife sharpener so I am familiar with them. I agree, no need to soak them. I spray them down and keep them wet, work great!

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