The cool thing about Japanese Wa-Handled knives IMO is that they all look like a set. Unless you can read the Kanji, most people wouldn't realize they
Youtube works pretty well for me, but generally it's all about the feeling with freehand stones, which you just can't get without experience.
I kind of agree, I generally only use chrome oxide on my straight razors, and try to wash well afterwards. But just something I read and passing on, likely
I really rate Fowlers knives. I've only had one, but it's one of the only ones I would buy back in a heartbeat if I saw it up for sale.
Ashi Ginga or Sakai Yusuke or Konosuke are the wa lasers that come to mind. Western handle there are others.