We recommend the Norton 4000/8000 waterstone as an excellent value and entree to the world of waterstones. Soak the stone for a few minutes in water, work up a slurry, and use this stone as a finishing stone to maintain a sharp edge at it’s sharpest! I strongly recommend lapping the stone flat and chamfering the shoulders prior to use. If you don’t want to do this, I will do it for you prior to shipping for $5 per surface (two surfaces). See our Stone Lapping Service page.