I'm going to begin to learn how to sharpen – using a King 1K/6K combo and a diamond plate (not sure the grit off the top of my head). Before I try on the nicer knives, like my Gesshin Ginga 210 stainless, I was thinking of practicing with a couple globals, and a stainless set of VG-1's that we have. From what I've read, sharpening these things by hand, or trying to, might be more trouble than it's worth. Am I better off just jumping right onto the Ginga, being careful, or trying to pick up a cheap carbon somewhere to get technique down? Or even if I can't get the Globals and VG-1s super sharp, would they at least give me some practice with technique?