So I've been researching stones, since I feel I need to up my game on sharpening, and my old pocket knife arkansas stone isn't going to cut it anymore, no pun intended. Well, maybe.
Anyhow, what I've gleaned is that the DMT diamond stones have an uneven distribution of diamond sizes, which leaves random large gouges in the knife bevel. The Atoma 1200 seems less inclined to do that. I seem to find them for $75-$120.
The Cerax 1k/3k is an excellent combination 1000 grit/3000 grit soa