Hi. I'm in Norway actually.
Seems like there's a lot of intriguing producers out there. I'll make sure to check them out at some point. I just thought I'd destroy a couple of generic stones first, before I move on to the next level. These I don't have to worry about too much.
Besides, everybody hates to see an amateur with expensive equipment he doesn't know how to use.
Maksim is the way to go for Europe based knife addicts. I'm preparing to buy some of his JNS synthetic stones myself, you can't beat that price when importing quality stuff from the US or Japan to be hones; EU customs tend to screw you over with lots of taxes and there's nothing you can do about it really.