Considering that I have never before used any type of water stones, I am not a chef, and I'm trying to make the best out of rather low quality knives, how does this purchase look to get me started?
To learn and practice sharpening technique, a King 1000/6000 combination waterstone.
Also, how about a Steelex stone holder? I like the Woodcraft version as well, but I can get free shipping on the Steelex, and when I get better, I'm sure I'll eventually upgrade all this gear anyway.
Then, to flatten the stone when needed, either a DMT D6X coarse stone or a slightly cheaper granite surface plate for sandpaper. I am thinking the DMT would make more sense since I am not buying a coarse stone and, in theory, this should last a very long time. By the time I am a more practiced sharpener, I can use it for serious metal removal.
Am I on the right track here?