James also carries the Tanaka R2 line of knives and is a vendor on the forum.
For touchups you want to strop the blade on a dry stone -- set it down on the bevel and with very light pressure pull it across the stone AWAY from the
Great to have you back Karl.
Looking forward to seeing some new work, I have a knife in mind for a rehandle
Something in the 1000 range and something in the 5000 to 6000 will work just fine for Tojiros. You will probably also want to get some hard leather or