I just ordered one of his new ones and should have it in about a week. It is stainless clad white#1 with ironwood handle with blade length of 172mm and
Dont you need at least 6000 + for a finishing stone ?
This was great reading on etching.
You started with a coarse stone right? The weak factory edge should be gone after 3 sharpening sessions.
I would be contacting the vendor