Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:07 pm
I've got to agree with BDL in that the finish from a Shapton Glass Stone 1k is going to be a little rough. I've got a 2k and the edge off that is very serviceable.If you don't have a lot of damage to repair, the 2k is pretty fast for a reasonably fine stone and you'd be OK with that one alone.
I don't know the CKTG stock that well, but there may be a moderately priced combo stone (better than the King) that is worth looking at. You can always PIF (pay it forward instead of back - pass it on to a newb friend ) when your skill starts being limited by the combo stone.