Thanks much for your reply, Mark.
I did try one of those 1k/3k homestones out out with a CPM-S30V, the stone was soft, the soft abrasive was slow cutting and was breaking down easily, it sort of polished where it should have been a matte finish if that makes any sense.
It didn't cut right in my opinion.
I feel that I need something way better.
You guys have really good prices, now I'm eyeing the Arashiyama 1k, the 2k Green brick of joy and the Arashiyama 6k , I hear good things about those stones from a certain knifenut1013
. Can you please tell me how these stones compare to the Choseras in feel, hardness/softness, swarf buildup on the stone, abrasive power? I would appreciate your input.