Please share any photos and feedback for your Haburns here. Thanks!
For some reason, these are becoming available again. I have five stones in this general area. Two are bona fide
You can skip the 8k...the 6k will be a nice finisher.
Welcome Tuc, Murray Carter of Carter Cutlery teaches classes but he's up in Oregon.
Whenever you force a patina you are doing it with products that destroy an edge. Always do this prior to sharpening...