I gave Ian feedback privately so as not to bias others in the passaround, as is customary for vendor passarounds.
I appreciate the info. Order placed. Thanks a ton!
Fast and dirty: coarse (brown) ScotchBrite.
I thought I would leave this here for new Japanese knife users. I used it when I first started learning about Japanese knives
I check the box for initial sharpening when I order from Korin. A nice guy named Vincent, or Mari, the nicest lady on the internet, will give the knives