Looking for a finishing stone.
My current set:
Suehiro rika 5000
I'm very happy with the edge that this kit is giving me, I think that I can jump directly from the bester to the Takenoko 6000, but I got the 5 piece kit from CKTG for my cooks in the restaurant kitchen and I tried the suehiro and I liked it a lot, the feeling is great.
Don't get me wrong, I like the finishing of the Takenoko and I think that that it provides enough sharpness for a kitchen knife, but I want to give a try to something a bit finer.
What's the problem with the Takenoko?... I don't like the feeling of it, I think that the feedback is very poor (correct me if I'm wrong) and it doesn't feel like it is "cutting", (for sure it does, you can see the swarf that it produces right away), there is "something" that I just don't like, so, I'm getting rid of it and I want something on the 8000 grit.
My choices: The pure white or the Gesshin 8000 I think that any of those are going to give me the finish that I'm looking for and I guess that after the Suehiro rika 5000 it's going to be a good progression as a finishing stone.
Please people with experience with any or both stones feel free to give your opinions and toughts. BDL please chime in, I know that you have experience with both, so ,I'm sure that you can give me a very fair comparison and pointers
Thanks in advance to everyone!
P.S. I don't want to misslead anybody on the Takenoko, it's a great stone and my knives get a great edge and a beautiful polish from it, is just that "I" don't like the feeling of it. So far I've sharpened kitchen knives and all my friends pocket and hunting knives with it and everybody is amazed with the results.