First time poster here but have been soaking up lots of info in the past few weeks.
Because of this information or in the most part despite of this information i went out yesterday on a hunt for a water stone or water stones within my budget. i ended up coming home with a Fujitora 1000/3000 stone with holder not necessarily because its what i wanted but it was the only water stone i found in the area for under $100 even an individual king stone at one of the shops was $240.
This search came about because i really wanted new knives and to learn how to sharpen and have had my mind set on some new jap knives and an Edge Pro Chosera kit but alas the budget isn't going to allow for any of that in the near future and my knives are blunt now.
The knives i have are shown here all stainless, all cheap and all dull.
Im going to try sharpen a few ASAP was wandering if there is a shape here that is going to be easier than the others to try get the feel for sharpening, also am intending on just using the MM trick and maintaining the current edge profile for the moment.
If anyone has used the Fujtora stones what did you think, any tips anything to look out for?
all the instructions are in japanese so if someone could enlighten me on some basic care instructions like soaking time, clean up of the stone, storage etc.
This is to be my first sharpening attempt so if anyone felt so inclined to give me a few step by steps that would be awesome or some links but while waiting for replies ill be glued to marks videos to get me going.
Looking forward to having a crack,