The EP 220 is one stone I never found much use for. What has your experience been with the other stones? Is your 1000 brick color like the 600 or yellow?
High quality cooking knife
This is used on many knife boxes
Bigger wider magnets that are not super strong are highly recommended.
Having super strong small magnets will eventually crack and chip
Since I do not have an empty room for all my things, setting the tray, filling it up with water, and then doing the reveres was quite waste of time IMHO.
On one off my Kato it has. Nothing too terrible, just the cost sometimes of having the high of a heat treatment.