Once again I am asking for a bit of advice from "those in the know" i.e. The Stalking Directory Members!
I currently use a Fallkniven D4 and DC4 for sharpening all my hunting knives. They give me quite a good/acceptable edge (Certainly sharp enough to shave my arm with) but I have had the D4 and DC4 for quite a while and they are getting a little tired and worn out now so are ready to be replaced.
The wife has just that said I ought to start thinking about something I can use and add to my "shooting bits and bobs" (As she calls all my shooting equipment) as a Christmas present so I thought about a new sharpening system for my knives - I do like to have my knives razor sharp when I need to use them.
With this in mind I am starting to think about Japanese Water Stones. I have watched some videos and read a few articles about using Japanese Water Stones to sharpen knives but I have no practical experience at all with them.
Do any of you guys out there use Japanese Water Stones for your hunting knives and if so what are they like to use - Would you recommend them?
If I were to get one I was thinking about a combined 1000 and 6000 grit stone and a Nagura Stone - Would this be the sort of set up that you would recommend for getting and maintaining a really good edge on hunting knives?
Other than that what sharpening system would you suggest/prefer and why?
(I ought to just add that I think I am pretty reasonable at getting the sharpening angles near enough right when I am knife sharpening)
Thanks in advance for any constructive replies/advice you offer!
Edit: I was thinking along the lines of something like this