I have a gigantor Butch Harner in 01 that is so awesome. I love 01.
I guess thats a way to see things, to learn with a good stone, and then later buy a 4000-6000 grit for example.
But a good stone like that
Sandwiched between the stainless, only the cutting edge is vg10
+1 to starting with one good stone and branching out after you learn the basics...plus then you'll already have one good stone
btw, does the vg10 core go all the way to the spine in these clad knives or does it end half way through?