which whetstones should i buy to sharpen my carter 240 gyuto?
im buying this knife:
Handle is Cocobolo, Ironwood and Ebony
but i dont know which whetstones to buy. I live in the uk so would like to buy here to save on shipping and import duty
i am new to whetstones and would like some suggestions on which to buy
a, are cheap stones as effective as expensive ones?
b, what grit? i have a 400/1000 combo at the moment
i know people say learn to sharpen on a cheap knife at first and i have some i can practice on.
to put things into perspective:
i own a boker straight razor and was unable to get that sharp on a norton 4000/8000 (i dont have the norton anymore)
so im useless at the moment at sharpening
any suggestions on stones and grits?