Hello Bladeforums, I hope you are all doing well today! I am in the market for a set of Diamond (and possibly ceramic) stones that I can use to sharpen my harder steels. I am looking for something that I can grow into and will stick around as my skill improves. I was thinking maybe a DMT Coarse 3" x 8", DMT Fine 3" x 8", and a Spyderco Fine ceramic 2" x 8". I was also thinking of maybe throwing in a Spyderco Extra Fine ceramic 2" x 8", and possible a Spyderco Medium ceramic 2" x 8" (although I have a feeling the medium isn't needed). And what about a lapping plate? I have the glass lapping plate from Edge Pro as well as the 60 grit silica carbide and 240 grit aluminum oxide. Should I be looking into a diamond lapping plate while I'm at it? So far, I've only had to dress a few of my Edge Pro stones... Although my Soft Arkansas is probably about due. As of now, for softer steels, I am using a 1" x 2" x 8" Norton Crystolon, a 1" x 2" x 8 Norton India, 1/2" x 2" x 8" soft Arkanasas stone, 1/2" x 2" x 8" translucent Arkansas stone (I haven't found the need for a hard Arkansas stone, but maybe I'm missing out?), and strops with various compounds. I also have a Spyderco DoubleStuff, DoubleStuff 2, and a DMT Fine/Coarse Diafold that I use for my hiking/camping kits but I find them to small to be full-time sharpeners. I also have a Spyderco Sharpmaker with the Medium, Fine, and Extra Fine rods, but again... I find them too small to use them as benchstones. And last, I have an Edge Pro Apex with all the standard 1" and 1/2" stones, as well as all of the Diamond Matrix stones. I've thought about using the matrix stones as benchstones... But again, I tend to get the best edge/finish when I use a wider and longer stone. Well, I guess that's it. Sorry for the wall of a post, lol. Guide me wise ones!