Jon thanks for the input! so that one would be out because i would like to use in on my straights as well.
I have been wanting to try a natural because of the nice finish it leaves but the cost is just too high, i will wait to see what maxim gets in next week just to see.
What are some synthetics that work well, i know some say the shapton glass stones are too hard is this true? I have heard good things about the SS stones.
also what would be the best grit option i was thinking 8-12k somewhere between there.