Hi Mark and Sue,
I would like your advice on portable sharpening stones. I'm starting a small sharpening business in Toronto, and a lot of my work so far has been on-site at client homes or restaurant kitchens. While I use Choseras, a Rika and a Kitayama at home, I don't like taking them into the field, so for on-site I've been using a Norton 1000/4000 combo stone and a DMT C/CX . The Norton is not bad, and I love the plastic box it comes in, but I'd like to offer an edge more like what I get off my Choseras at home, and something that doesn't require soaking. So, what I'm looking for is a stone or two that can be easily and safely carried (don't crack or break too readily) and are splash-and go, ideally with their own carry box. I've thought about the Shapton pro but I don't know them at all, and about the glass stones but I worry about fragility.
Any recommendations you could make would be very much appreciated. Also, if you ever feel like dropping by www.facebook.com/sisforsharp
you can see how I've been misusing the stuff I've bought from you so far.
Thanks for running such a fine store, and for all the videos and teaching you do. You are a noble adversary in the War For My Wallet.
Very best regards,