Hello all - I have been learning to sharpen freehand on a mish mash of stones I picked up along the way with no particular end in mind. So I decided to get myself a more well thought out set and after reading good reviews on the separate stones individually, and the starter set together, I ordered the 5 Pc Sharpening Set from CKTG. Because I seem to be very good at buying stones; way better than using them at this point; I'm already looking ahead to the next stone in the progression after the Suehiro Rika 5k.
I will be using the set to sharpen very ordinary kitchen knives, my buck knives and possibly my straight razor, so I am looking for something of an all around finishing stone I guess. I have been considering the Naniwa SS 8k and 10k; the Kitayama 8k and the Nubatama 8k or 10k.
The stones I already have are:
Norton 220/1k; 4k/8k
King Deluxe 800; Ice Bear 6k
Chinese 12k from woodcraft
I need to get better at sharpening before I spend any more money on stones, but I can't help but think ahead to the next one. I'm not sure if I need another stone or a 12 step program for waterstone addiction . . .
Thanks for you time,