Keep in mind that Ken is a very reputable honemeister. You can't go wrong with his products.
I purchased a new Double Arrow on ebay, and got myself a set of Norton hones at Peachtree Woodworking Supply . This way you get a razor to learn on, and once you get it right, you have a good razor and the hones so you can buy more razors and sharpen them yourself. In my case, I've learned how to hone, but from the beginning I believed I should have a professionally honed razor to use as an example of how it feels to shave with a truly sharp and shave ready razor. (I've got 4 of those, thanks to Ken at Ruprazor). It is worth it.
. . . He went around back and into the basement because he was hungry. He ate cold beans out of a can and drank some water, and then he saw the small mirror Parker had bought with the razor and the can of lather. He looked at himself and knew he had to take a chance on staying long enough to shave. He shaved, and that made him feel better. . .