I'm wanting to start honing razors, but have to admit it's daunting trying to figure out exactly what I need. I don't have a lot of money to spend so I'm trying to figure out what 's the minimum required set up to produce a shave ready edge. I realize there are many different methods and/or hone combinations / opinions, but I'm interested to see what you guys would recommend. I'm not in a hurry so if it takes me awhile to save up for the right gear I don't mind .
I've already ordered a Norton Waterstone starter kit. Do I need a lower grit finishing stone in addition to the 8000 grit norton? Such as a shapton 16000 grit. If I do need the shapton can I use the Norton SiC Flattening stone to lap it?