I would like to pick up a splash and go water stone in a medium grit range, a general all purpose stone. The stone may be used as a lead in to a finer , yet to be determined stone.
My knives are Germans, Forschners, and Mac's. I also have a few pocket knives that are some of the newer alloys, but not the high-end exotics. In decending order of importance :
Splash and go ( 2-3 minute soak is fine)
Ease of flattening
I purposely left out feedback as I havent used enough different types of stones to say if that's important or not. I'm most familiar with Indias and Arkansas stones.
Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.