I'm interested in learning to hone razors, as well as the occasional kitchen knife since I'm sick of trying to smash through food with a dull slab of metal. I need some advice though.
I don't have a lot of extra money to spend on this at the moment, so even this Norton set http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XK0FMU for $129 seems a little expensive...whippeddog.com has half and quarter stone sets for a bit less, but I really don't know if they would be large enough for my needs or not.
Any ideas? Are there better stones in that price range, or equally good stones for less? Would that set be sufficient for restoration and final honing of straight razors and kitchen knives? Or would one or the other be better off with something else?