"In any event, I think I would leave writing a review to folks like tk59, PensacolaTiger, JohnyChance and the like. These guys have more experience sharpening, more knives in different steels, and more stones on hand to compare to."
fair enough..I'm looking for a new 1k and eventually a 6k and these stones are available locally and the price seems fair so I shall await for the reviews with baited breath..
"If you guys in Canada don't mind waiting a bit, we can send stones your way eventually."
Thanks for the very generous offer,but I don't have much faith in Canada Post or Canada Customs.I wouldn't want to disrupt the flow of the pass around