Hey guys, finally decided to learn how to sharpen japanese knives by hand, so I'm looking for some input on building a new sharpening setup. I've got a budget of $150-200, and the pieces I think I need are (in order of priority): 1) a med grit (1-1.5k) sharpening stone 2) a high grit (3k-6k) finishing stone 3) a flattening stone/diamond plate 4) a low grit (<500) coarse stone 5) a stone holder My current plan is to grab a well regarded combo stone (Ohishi 1k/6k) for $68, an Atoma 400 ($62) for both sharpening and flattening stones, and a cheap holder ($18) to fit all the needs. Would this be a good long term setup, or should I focus most of my budget into better (separate) stones to get started and use sandpaper+wet towels to achieve 3) and 5) and add those later? Any suggestions for stones that are more suitable for beginners? Also, I already have a norton 4k/8k combo stone (which I've read is approximately equal to shapton 2500/4500 grit) from sharpening straight razors before, but reviews for it here at KKF aren't exactly great. Should I keep it as my finishing stone and budget that money elsewhere, or is it bad enough that I'm better off with a different stone to learn on? Thank you in advance for your help.