Thank you for the good advice, it will be my first time with a waterstone, i hope i can get a reasonable edge on my Victorinox without much trouble.
This thread started about sld, but then changed to skd. How similar are they?
You will need to flatten your Bester before using it, they are usually not perfectly flat. Occasionally you will find one that has a very hard outer
Decided I would use the remaining bar of O1 to make two more honesuki's, here they are profiled out.
I don't personally notice too much difference between the various steels, so I'm probably the wrong person to evaluate that.
I find harder stones