If there is one stone a Honemeister cannot do without it's the Chosera 1,000 Grit. I cannot go a day without this stone. It sets a bevel faster than any stone in the business yet leaves an edge that is easy to refine. As it removes material rather quickly, we recommend that you use tape on the spine. When you get to the higher grit ratings you can remove the tape but make sure to level out the angle of the bevel.
To answer a frequently asked question. How many stones are recommended for someone wanting to get started into Straight Razor Honing? Your 1K stone (1,000 Grit) is perfect to setting a bevel in a hurry or removing any damage to a blade. Next you need the 3K stone to refine the bevel, then a 8K to polish. These three stones will get you amazing results especially if you use Naniwa stones. They are my number one recommendation even though I sell Norton. No soaking is needed with these amazing stones, just wet the stones and go ahead and hone. Thanks so much for visiting our website and have a wonderful day!