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TOPIC: Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get?

Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get? 1 year 4 months ago #9582

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Hey all.. I ordered the Wicked Edge last night (already shipped should be here wednesday)

I ordered the basic kit that comes with 100/200 and 400/600 stones.. I then ordered the 800/1000 grit stones and the upgraded arms separate

Im curious what other accessory stones you guys would recommend? I would like to be able to take some of my blades to a nice mirror polish.. I know one of the recommendations will be a strop set so which strops are recommended? I would prefer to only need one set of strops
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Re: Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get? 1 year 4 months ago #9584

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That's nuts. I ordered mine over a month ago and it still hasn't shipped...

I'd like to pick up the upgrade kit and the ceramics for now, and eventually get the choseras
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Re: Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get? 1 year 4 months ago #9585

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Welcome to the forum! :)

We've got a thread (one of many) on the very topic of mirror finishes...

wickededgeusa.com/index.php?option=com_k...=9&id=9450&Itemid=63

Kinda depends on, as others say, how far down the rabbit hole you want to go.

I personally like the Micro Fine ceramics... finish a lot of knives with those.

If i had to pick one set of strops, it would probably be the 5/3.5 combo.

I'm sure others will chime in with their preferences...

Have fun!
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Re: Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get? 1 year 4 months ago #9586

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SleeplessJunkie wrote:
That's nuts. I ordered mine over a month ago and it still hasn't shipped...

I'd like to pick up the upgrade kit and the ceramics for now, and eventually get the choseras

Just so you know I didnt order directly through wicked edge.. I ordered from a company on Amazon that had them in stock
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Re: Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get? 1 year 4 months ago #9587

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Genius! I wish I had done something similar.
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Re: Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get? 1 year 4 months ago #9589

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Until I feel like throwing more money into this knife sharpening hobby (ive spent a lot on it i bought 300 dollars worth of bench stones about 6 months ago also) Is it ok to tape different grits of sandpaper onto the wicked edge stones? I saw a youtube video where a guy did this and got good results.. im just worried the friction will cause the diamonds to eat through the sandpaper and perhaps damage the stone
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Re: Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get? 1 year 4 months ago #9594

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BUCKrub91 wrote:
Until I feel like throwing more money into this knife sharpening hobby (ive spent a lot on it i bought 300 dollars worth of bench stones about 6 months ago also) Is it ok to tape different grits of sandpaper onto the wicked edge stones? I saw a youtube video where a guy did this and got good results.. im just worried the friction will cause the diamonds to eat through the sandpaper and perhaps damage the stone

What benchstones did you get?

I've taped sandpaper to leather and gotten good results... I can't think of how it would damage the diamond stones. I would use the finest diamond stones you have... so you'd have a smooth backing.
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Re: Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get? 1 year 4 months ago #9599

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cbwx34 wrote:
I personally like the Micro Fine ceramics... finish a lot of knives with those.

That would be my recommendation. As much as I love my Choseras and Superstones (and lust over Shaptons) my micro fine ceramics get used on every knife I do. Great ending place and great place to proceed on to water stones if/when the time comes.

Ken
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Re: Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get? 1 year 4 months ago #9603

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Will the jump from 1000 grit diamond to the micro fine ceramics be ok? Or should I get the 1600 grit ceramics?
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Re: Ordered the wicked edge what extra stones to get? 1 year 4 months ago #9606

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I did a post on Micro Fine's after the 600g stone, you'll start to see some polish, but the scratches of the stone are still visible. So after the 1000g stone, it'll be more polish, less scratches.

Again it depends on what you're after... if you're striving for polish/mirror bevels... the more steps you take, the better the results.
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