Afternoon guys (well it is here in London) Now here's the deal. My new Dovo SR is currently being put to rights by the gentlemen at The Invisible Edge in Dorset, which is in the south of Limey Land. Now, when it comes back with an edge as sharp as my old woman's tongue, I would kinda like to keep it that way. So, my question to you gentlemen is this: Do I invest in a stone or go for the lapping film option? I've sourced a fairly cheap Chinese 12k job from the aforementioned company. Here's a link: https://www.theinvisibleedge.co.uk/razor-sharpening/honing-stones/chinese-waterstone-12000-grit As you can see, it's not top-of-the-range and could be problematic to use with regard to its hardness, the necessity to lap the surface (a concept I don't have the first idea about) etc. While the stone would be a permanent commodity once purchased, I find myself drawn towards the lapping film option which Chuck Naills (sp?) was kind enough to steer me towards in an earlier thread. What do you say fellas? Help a poor limey shmuck out here fer Chrissakes!