Hello all! I'd like to purchase some waterstones to replace my current hodgepodge of oil & diamond stuff. I'd been using a Gatco kit at work & finally got to use some waterstones someone brought in and liked them So I have a couple questions: 1)Brand recommendations? Any differences or noted underperformers? 2)Grit range? I use mostly inexpensive, western style knives. I like em sharp, but don't need to go too crazy. What's a good range of stones, and how many intervals are useful? I saw some combo stones on amazon that were 1000/6000. Seems like a big jump? 3)Any tips on use/storage/maintenance? Haven't had any before and am not sure how to store and maintain. Thanks in advance, appreciate any help!