The only new hones to me are the 5k & 10k. I have no problems using my other stones.
This morning I sat down and decided I would hone a razor that I have never been able to get a good edge on. I was able to get it to pop hairs off the 1k and I spent forever on the 5k. I still cannot figure out how to tell when I am done with the 5k but if I do alot of strokes I just figure I am done with it.
After using the 10k I decided I would be daring and shave off the 10k to see how I liked the edge,now I actually did not think I would like it because I stropped another razor to take over once I felt the edge.I ended up using the razor for the entire shave and I loved the edge,no weepers and it was not harsh at all. I have shaved off synthetic edges before I did not like it all but this experience was completely different.
I very happy with these stones right now.
Paul WTB: Puma 1938 6/8 carbon steel