Be Even More Of A Man – Do Your Own Honing
4000/8000 stones are the best for beginners
Learning to hone your own blade will save you time and money in the long run, and will also make you that much more of a shaving connoisseur. Beginners should start out with a 4000/8000, before moving onto a “finishing stone” (usually around 12000). Some people feel a 4000/8000 is enough to get the blade sharp enough for them. It depends on your experience and your blade.
If you are ready to learn the art of honing a blade by yourself (and it is not something that is learned overnight, so make sure you are committed to practicing..you should definitely have another blade on standby so your beard doesn’t grow too long while you learn), then this is a great stone to get started with.