I'm going to Tokyo in a couple weeks and to take full advantage of my time there. Is it better to buy (read cheaper) to buy sharpening stones there vs here in the US? Where should I buy stones in Tokyo? Let me be upfront here and confess that I've yet to use stones. I got my knives about 8 months ago and they've been perfectly sharp for me thus far because we only cook about once or twice a week (with very little prep). Maybe a few tomatoes, I used some Bar Keeper's Friend on a Misono Sweden slicer to remove some of the tarnish and accidentally removed some of the black paint/material that's inside the Misono and dragon engraving. Is this something that can be fixed? If so, is there a place in Tokyo one would suggest I could take it to? Now if the black paint was going to come off over time anyways, ignore this request. I have a 240mm gyuto, the Misono Sweden slicer, a Mac Pro petty, and a Mac slicer. I don't know if there's another knife I really need at this point but I'm open to suggestions. One option was to get a 270mm Masamoto gyuto for myself and let my wife use the 240mm that we already have...(Confession - I really like buying souvenirs from my trips that I will use because I get to cheaply relive the trip whenever I use the souvenir). We plan on visiting the Tsukiji market so it should be easy to get to the Masamoto shop. I'm the one who posted the story about my wife "dropping" the knife and chipping the tip off the blade. I haven't taken the time to fix the tip because I've been incredibly busy and the knife is perfectly functional. Now if I can pay someone a small fee to fix the blade in Japan and sharpen it, I would be a happy camper. Does anyone have a suggestion for where I could get this done? Is there anywhere in the US I could go to have this done?