Guys: Honing can be a rabbit hole for upcoming honemeisters and rock collectors alike I got my feet wet using lapping film for razor touch up with the 3 & 1 micron diamond film. This worked out well and still today, I use the 1 micron film as my finisher. There are a number of newer gentlemen that have joined the dark side and are questioning "what hones do I get?" I generally will throw out lapping film as a "gateway drug" to honing. It works well and is cheaper than dirt. Easy enough to get one's feet wet so to speak. However the information is scattered throughout the forum. I was hoping that this thread might be helpful for those that may have an interest in using lapping film to get started. I know that @Billyfergie provide a lot of information and assistance for me.