just out of curiosity as I have absolutely no knowledge when it comes to billets, what's the largest blade one could make with one of these bad boys?
You may go for the Choseras 800 and 3k (their actual grit is a tad finer). If you have soft stainless add a 400 to spare your 800 a bit.
I just finished adding a bunch more pieces to our web store. Most have been dyed but there are a few natural color pieces. These were all professionally
Very good point.
The Hiromotos are excellent knives, and are very keenly priced.
For me, the Yoshikane is (still) right
I would say 3 stones should give you all you need. Grits something like 300-5000, 1000-2000, 5000-6000.
If you have the budget I would