Welcome to KFF!
Have you thought of carbon?
Make sure to get a good sharpening set!
Also have an 8000 grit ceramic plate, a super fine ceramic rod, a DMT Extra Coarse/Coarse diamond plate (I think they are 200 and 400 grit) (~2 by 6"), a DMT 800/1200 Diamond Plate (~3 x 6") , some home brew bench strops (full grain leather, 4" wide, 12" long mounted on 3/4" MDF) and a couple of sharpening kits I never use.
I generally only ever use the 1k,4k, 8k whetstones, and the ceramic rod. I acquired all the other stuff through good deals, garage sales and derp moments.
Welcome to the forum
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Welcome. Its good to some other Van area folks on here.
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