I was recently given a barbers hone but thats all I or the guy that gave it to me knows about it. My question is are barbers hones all the same grit? It seems that most of the time people will note the abrasiveness of the stone in discussion (i.e. 8K stone or a whatever 12K) but I've only seen people describe barbers hones without a grit number.
Secondly, I would like to begin to hone my own blades but it seems like most people who do have an entire arsenal of stones of increasingly fine grits with which to do this. I don't plan on restoring rusty,dull razors anytime soon can I maintain the keenness of my edges with this barbers hone by itself?