I recently bought a Mac Pro MBK-95 knife and am in need of a ceramic hone. Unfortunately I live in Australia and a $30 Idahone is going to cost me around $45 for shipping (ChefKnivesToGo). Local stores only seem to stock the most expensive, ie a global for around $150.
I have found the following two available in Australia:
http://www.everten.com.au/mac-ceramic-sharpening-steel-240mm.html - 1200 grit, $48
http://www.everten.com.au/mac-ceramic-honing-steel-black-265mm.html - 2000 grit, $92
Could I get by with only a 240mm hone with a knife that is the same length, if so how will a 1200 grit hone treat the blade?
If not, should I spend the extra money and buy Mac's 2000 grit hone or should I just get the Idahone for around $85 AUD?
What should I be looking for in terms of grit and hone length?
Any help would be greatly appreciated,