I was in the market for a 2K stone for a while, as something "easier on the steel" (than my usual Naniwa Chosera 1K). Razors that don't require hard work (chip removal, geometry correction etc..) will benefit from this stone. It's easy to work with, doesn't clog too much, it's hard, and keeps its flat. Don't forget to flatten the surface before using on precision instruments. Service from the JTA was stellar.