Maksim at Japanese Natural Stones serves the European market (and the rest of us) well. I don't have any first hand knowledge of UK based stores so I
In my opinion, you don't need both 800 and 1000 grit stones. As to your question. The specialty an professinal stones are pretty different, the first
I don't know if PBS's Create channel has one feed for everybody or if the schedule/lineup varies by area, but our local PBS Create channel will be showing
After two or three strokes on freshly lapped and rinsed 6000 grit side of the King, it develops metallic scratchy thing between the knife and the stone,
I don't think not being able to cut yourself with your knife edge is a trait most here will be envious of. No disrespect intended, just a bit flummoxing.