Thanks for the replies. I am thinking about buying the Chosera 1000 stone and a King 5000. I will have to do some research on strops.
I am currently an engineering student, and after lurking for a while, reading reviews, comparisons, etc., I have decided to join!
How can you buy old stock. I have an old 270 mm which I adore. I'd buy a petty if I know it'll be similar to older production knives.
Welcome from the other end of the state.
If he (Takeda) closed I would buy two more old stock just for backup.