King 800, 1200, Suehiro 5k, and imanichi 8k on perma soak here. Always ready to go to work. These seem to be better for the time in the pool.
I hope you're sharpening single bevels with that 13k?
Im thinking 3 grits 1200, 5-6k and 13k for white paper steel. 1200/13000 combo sigma select II and something thats 5k-6k, the gesshin is out of my budget.
I can tell you the pros and cons to all of these. For example, ichimonji is the only knife shop I can recommend in doguyasuji. But only the old man himself
And here I am back from a Caribbean cruise with no disposable cash.
GLWS, Tom. That's a stunning knife.