Hello everyone! First post here =) I am not seeking a 'why Global sucks' or a 'praise Global' scenario in here. I, like many others, read Kitchen Confidential and took Bourdain's advice to buy a Global (the G-2 model). This was 3 years ago and I have loved it since. Enter my question: My Global G-38 diamond steel wore out. I learned my lesson to leave it on my workspace while working (people always use it when you are not looking). The replacement rod is upwards of $100 and only available in England. I love the application of the diamond rod. I am very anal about knife care. What is the best alternative to that product? I cannot find the grit of the diamond rod anywhere. I am afraid to buy blindly something that is too rough or too fine to make a difference. I do own a Lee Valley 1000/4000 whetstone as well. Works like a charm. I don't feel I am a noob to this stuff - I just don't feel that the price is justified for a brand new Global diamond steel (180$ US). So - alternatives?