brianh, that's a very nice handle, i especially like the ferrule. could do without the spacer though.
This is a new place I have been looking at http://www.knivesandstones.com/ for a local source.
I have an Odori Nagura, its on the coarser side of things, one of the few natural stones I like to use on stainless steels
I am looking at getting some new stones from JKI, but would also love to know if the Australians on the forum have a local source