Hi Guys, I am new here. So basically I got a Shun premier (chefs Knife) as a birthday present and I must admit its my first real knife and have no idea how to maintain it. That being said I know I need to practice before sharpening or honing, but thought I best ask: What would be the best honing stick and sharpening pad to buy? How often should you 'hone??"?. The site sais sharpen once per year. But honing? This is a whole new kettle of fish for me. On another note, I was told by my partner who bought it the shop also highly recommended the MAC pro and said I could exchange it before using it if I liked. So on a very quick note, without going into all the other knifes ( as I am sure there is better), is general consensus MAC pro of Shun premier? Thanks so much!