I try to get by with as few stones as possible. Currently only a 3 stone progression with a few coarse stones for repairs.
For carbon I am using Shapton Pro 2k, Gesshin 5k, and Kityama 8k (for the home knives) and this progression works well for me.
However, I am finding that as well as the Gesshin works for carbon steel, it does not do much on stainless.
The question then is, what is the best mid range stone for stainless steel (CPM154, AEB-L)?
Any help would be appreciated.