Help with choosing whetstone please. - Page 2
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Sorry no, but they really don't get any bad reviews, and the price of those sets is hard to be beat. Just read carefully what the choices are for mixing and matching. The 400 Atoma is probably a good choice as it will double for the course stone, and you don't want to mess with anything rougher in a diamond plate unless you have some experience. And the super hard stones are not for kitchen knives.
Synthetic or natural?
In theory, at least, synthetics ought to be okay.
Naturals, not so much: some of them really are from nearly played-out mines, and I could see restrictions being in place.
Of course, I'm in the US, where they make up rules as they go along in order to show everyone they're in authority, so what do I know?