My GoldenStone came in

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My GoldenStone came in

Postby ZMW » Thu May 02, 2019 11:27 am

And I can see why people really like this design. I am about to go mess around with it now on my Pac Salt. I am leaving it in the kitchen for quick tough ups on Kitchen knifes. Love the design! Way to use your brains Sal and Co, seriously, very creative design!

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby sal » Thu May 02, 2019 1:36 pm

Thanx much ZMW. It's been a labor of passion. Still more to come.

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby JD Spydo » Thu May 02, 2019 1:42 pm

sal wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:36 pm
Thanx much ZMW. It's been a labor of passion. Still more to come.

sal
"STILL MORE TO COME" Hey I hope that mean's the GOLDENSTONE in more grit selections?? I've been on the move the past 3 weeks and I've been taking mine with me. It is very handy for quick touch-ups. Again looking forward to this tool in more grits.

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu May 02, 2019 5:46 pm

More grits and the 15 degree base!
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby JD Spydo » Thu May 02, 2019 7:19 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:46 pm
More grits and the 15 degree base!
GOOD NEWS>> because I've heard that a base with more angles is in the works for the GOLDENSTONE. OH yes I most definitely want one of those my own self.

Also if they ever do bring back the 701 Profiles I'm hoping that they will make a base for those as well.

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby Evil D » Thu May 02, 2019 7:33 pm

I initially wanted a more coarse grit but it seems to me the grit is already more coarse than the brown rods. I assumed being white it would be more like the fine rods.
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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri May 03, 2019 4:46 am

Evil D wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:33 pm
I initially wanted a more coarse grit but it seems to me the grit is already more coarse than the brown rods. I assumed being white it would be more like the fine rods.
I have assumed the same thing! So it’s somewhere between the medium and fine sharpmaker rods? With a cbn duckfoot I spose I could get by. I’ve been relying on my ds2 lately to maintain edges in the office and field, and it works like a champ.
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby Evil D » Fri May 03, 2019 5:09 am

Woodpuppy wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:46 am
Evil D wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:33 pm
I initially wanted a more coarse grit but it seems to me the grit is already more coarse than the brown rods. I assumed being white it would be more like the fine rods.
I have assumed the same thing! So it’s somewhere between the medium and fine sharpmaker rods? With a cbn duckfoot I spose I could get by. I’ve been relying on my ds2 lately to maintain edges in the office and field, and it works like a champ.
Unless it breaks in to a point where it's less aggressive, the edge I get is more coarse than I get off my brown rods. The scratch pattern is visibly rougher coming off the Goldenstone.
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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby AH2525 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:32 am

I'm a week in with my GS and I love it more than I ever did my Sharpmaker (which I LOVE). I did also figure being "white" it wold be equivalent to the white Sharpmaker rods. For me personally, the GS is the golden mean for sharpening. I've got my EDC red Roadie perfect, touched up a beater Kershaw, and sharpened our families never ending stream of SAK classics. I am glad I took the plunge on the GS.

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri May 03, 2019 7:14 pm

That sounds fantastic BFK! Looks like I’ll need one.
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat May 04, 2019 11:26 am

I am very excited about this. Then here is my question to sal and all of you who have used the Golden Stone. Is this a sharpening tool that an inexperienced knife-sharpener like myself (who does not own a Sharp Maker and who is only somewhat familiar with using those horrible pull-through knife sharpeners and traditional flat sharpening stones and steel rods) can use to put a sharp edge on my folders and fixed blades, both plain and serrated edge, such as the Endura, Cara Cara 2, and Pacific Salt Serrated Edge, without needing alot of sharpening knowledge? Also, could this be THE only sharpening tool I need, perhaps coupled with some sandpaper to finish off any burrs or scratches?

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby wrdwrght » Sat May 04, 2019 1:22 pm

Just finished all our kitchen’s Henckels and Wusthofs with my 20dps Goldenstone, having already prepped them old-school on a Norton combo “coarse” silicon-carbide/“fine” aluminum-oxide benchstone.

I hope Sal leans in on variation in the white stuff’s grit. Could the variation be accounted for by different usages (heavy on the SM/rare on the GS) or different production lots?
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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby JD Spydo » Sun May 05, 2019 5:09 pm

Evil D wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:09 am
Woodpuppy wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:46 am
Evil D wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:33 pm
I initially wanted a more coarse grit but it seems to me the grit is already more coarse than the brown rods. I assumed being white it would be more like the fine rods.
I have assumed the same thing! So it’s somewhere between the medium and fine sharpmaker rods? With a cbn duckfoot I spose I could get by. I’ve been relying on my ds2 lately to maintain edges in the office and field, and it works like a champ.
Unless it breaks in to a point where it's less aggressive, the edge I get is more coarse than I get off my brown rods. The scratch pattern is visibly rougher coming off the Goldenstone.
That's really interesting EVIL D because you're not the only one I've heard testify that the GOLDENSTONE which is rated as a FINE grit by Spyderco themselves. I will say that I do find my GOLDENSTONE just a tad bit more gritty than my other Fine Spyderco Stones and I own all of them with the exception of that really big Ultra-Fine stone. But mine is nowhere near the abrasive grit as the Spyderco Medium/Gray stone

It really interests me because I've even only ever heard of one complaint that some of the Ultra-Fine stones are more gritty than they should be. And it baffles me because I'm certain that Spyderco's quality control is very rigid. It really makes me wonder what the problem might be??? :confused:

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby JD Spydo » Sun May 05, 2019 5:12 pm

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 11:26 am
I am very excited about this. Then here is my question to sal and all of you who have used the Golden Stone. Is this a sharpening tool that an inexperienced knife-sharpener like myself (who does not own a Sharp Maker and who is only somewhat familiar with using those horrible pull-through knife sharpeners and traditional flat sharpening stones and steel rods) can use to put a sharp edge on my folders and fixed blades, both plain and serrated edge, such as the Endura, Cara Cara 2, and Pacific Salt Serrated Edge, without needing alot of sharpening knowledge? Also, could this be THE only sharpening tool I need, perhaps coupled with some sandpaper to finish off any burrs or scratches?
Well SEF I'm about 99% certain you would have no problems at all with using the GOLDENSTONE. Because in many ways it's far more elementary than the 204 Sharpmaker. You would love it if you were to get one. You could conceivably get by with a really good quality "Coarse" diamond benchstone to do any necessary reprofiling and then finish up with the GOLDENSTONE. I've actually done that a couple of times with surprising results.

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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby Evil D » Sun May 05, 2019 6:15 pm

JD Spydo wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:09 pm

It really interests me because I've even only ever heard of one complaint that some of the Ultra-Fine stones are more gritty than they should be. And it baffles me because I'm certain that Spyderco's quality control is very rigid. It really makes me wonder what the problem might be??? :confused:

While I would like an ultra fine grit option, the fact that it seems more coarse than "advertised" is good news for me, as I wanted a portable stone that could repair edge damage on serrations and so far it seems like it will work well for that.
SHARPEN IT LIKE YOU LOVE IT, USE IT LIKE YOU HATE IT
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Re: My GoldenStone came in

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Mon May 06, 2019 9:48 pm

If I use the Golden Stone to sharpen VG10 blades, and I mistakenly leave some scratches, what would be the best way to remove them by hand? What materials should I use if that happens?


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