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Forum topic by JustJoe posted 07-28-2013 12:04 AM 542 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2013 12:04 AM

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Any chance that somebody has a 4,000 and a 6,000 King waterstone, the older one that comes on a brown plastic holder, not the newer double-sided ones? They’re about 8”x3”. The brown plastic holder they are glued to says KING and a bunch of writing in japanese?

Well I do. Along with a 10,000 grit one. And I put the 4K and 6K away and forgot about them for a while and they weren’t in their boxes

and wouldn’t you know it, none of the writing in japanese on the holder has anything to do with grit size.

And I’ve tried to hone something on both stones, to see which one has rougher looking scratches, or seems to cut faster, and it’s a tie.

One is a light tan, the other has a orangish tint to it. Any chance someone has these two stones, and can look and compare the color and let me know which one is which?

thanks
Joe

PS: They look like this from a distance:

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 12:18 AM

King 6000 is off-white. I’ve had mine about 15 years.

Maybe it’s tannish from use, but get the glaze off and
the finer one will probably be nearly white.

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#2 posted 07-28-2013 12:21 AM

Thanks! I thought since the 10K one was light tan, the other tan one was probably the 6K. But the orange one felt smoother to the touch and neither one cut faster than the other. I probably need to deglaze the 6K one a bit more.

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 12:24 AM

I have the 6000 one and it’s on a wooden platform. Mine’s color has always been cream color and wheb wet darkens to tan. Had it at least 20 years was about 1/2” new, and now only has about 3/16 ” left.

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#4 posted 07-28-2013 12:40 AM

I’ve had my 3 for just 9 years. They have gotten slightly thinner, but not much. I don’t use them exclusively though. I just bring them into the house when I want to sit and watch tv while I sharpen a few blades quietly.

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#5 posted 07-28-2013 12:54 AM

King makes several different series of stones with the same grits, all different colors. The color of one series specific grit stone will not be the same for the same grit in a different series. Sorry I cant help more.

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#6 posted 07-28-2013 12:55 AM

I’ve had my 4000 for a year or so and that’s a creamy white.

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#7 posted 07-28-2013 01:13 AM

Well I’ve got one that’s definitely a light orange color, even after I flattened it. You’d think if they were going to do different colors they’d at least have some sort of secret marking to tell them apart.

I soaked them both again, flattened both and tried one more time to flatten the back of a couple of small cutters. I think the orange one is just a bit faster, so I’m going to call it the 4,000 grit and be done with it.
And the other one did get much lighter when I cleaned it. Now it’s closer in color to my 10K stone (which I rarely use because I don’t have the patience).

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Joe

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