So I'm sure this thread pops up a lot, but I'm looking to get some new, good quality stones.
As of now I only have one King Combo 1000/6000
That question is easy to answer - just check the Order a Knife section on Andy's webpage
Yep, reaction of certain iron compounds with tannic acid results in an easily soluble product, but this reaction can also form stable, insoluble compounds.
The million dollar question, what did it cost? It looks like a french/japanese hybrid monster of a knife. The handle is gorgeous. I like that it only