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Where to buy a sharpening stone?

PhormerPhillyGirl Dec 4, 2007 06:38 PM

Any ideas on where to purchase a decent sharpening stone? Our live-in housekeeper/nanny requested a better one. The one we have used to belong to an ex-bf of mine from several years ago. It's not like I can ask HIM where he got it! LOL Thanks for the help!

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    Jim Washburn RE: PhormerPhillyGirl Dec 4, 2007 07:20 PM

    I got mine at a hardware store. 2-sided, 11-inch Norton stone. $32.50. I'm very happy with it.


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      BrandonPHX RE: PhormerPhillyGirl Dec 4, 2007 08:57 PM

      Epicurean Edge is a good place to buy stones. http://www.epicureanedge.com/

      You may want to get a combination whetstone that has 1000 grit on one side and 6000 grit on the other. One side will sharpen the edge, the other side will polish it.

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        ThreeGigs RE: PhormerPhillyGirl Dec 5, 2007 04:33 AM

        DMT Duosharps are my choice in decent sharpening stones. Pricey, but excellent quality, flatness and longevity. I recommend the 8 inch models. They can be bought online at Amazon, etc., and are all roughly offered at the same price. Might find a deal on eBay.

        1. danhole RE: PhormerPhillyGirl Dec 5, 2007 05:17 AM

          I got mine at a wood working convention and it is excellent. So I figure you could go to any wood working supply place and get one. Mine is an "Arkansas stone . . . the finest stone a man can own!"

          1. Chuckles the Clone RE: PhormerPhillyGirl Dec 5, 2007 08:35 PM

            If you don't have a local source, Lee Valley is a trusty, established mailorder supplier.
            The 8" Diamond – 600x/1200x bench stone is a *very* good tool for sharpening knives:

            They also have a number of special-purpose knife sharpening things, but in
            my experience getting comfortable with a bench stone is your best choice.

            Leonard Lee, who started Lee Valley, wrote the definitive book on sharpening:
            He's mostly concerned with woodworking tools, but there's a big section on knives as
            well as lots of generally-applicable knowledge and techniques.

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              will47 RE: PhormerPhillyGirl Dec 7, 2007 03:35 PM

              Check out Korin online (or in NY, if you live there) -- http://korin.com/

              Or a kitchen supply store.

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