With a growth in both my knife collection and demand of touching up family knives, I'm looking to upgrade my sharpening setup. I currently use a 2x4
bump, if they were in stock i'd just get one and find out for myself..
Theen who run the Tsukiji Masamoto main store have working command of English. They get many English speaking customers there and I've never seen them
I would think point down you also run the risk of cutting your self reaching for something, I keep my spices under the rack and could see that happening