My edges from my JNAT progessions are very good right now even after the hiatus. I fail to see how a 0.1μm diamond paste would do much more than what a slurry using my Nakayama Kiita Tomo would do. I don't think I would need to go with anything more course than that on balsa. And what we are talking about is stropping, not honing per se.
That's the beauty of honing/stropping in my opinion, I won't know until I try.
Thanks for the direction.
Okay so, it's too early in the morning for me to make these snap decisions. After reading my old shave/honing diary and after reviewing some of the contributions from members here in their own journeys, I cancelled my order for balsa and diamond paste.
I'm going back to the JNAT progressions that served me so well years ago. I suppose that I was looking for the quicker way. Maybe I'll find another "project straight" down the road, set the bevel and run it through my JNAT progression and then pick up on the balsa thing and experiment. But for now, I need to get back in touch with my stones again, it's been too long (as in 2 years).
Mea Culpa. Those who took me along and helped me years ago through my own personal honing experience from novice to where I left off would hopefully support my decision.
Thanks for putting up with me talking to myself out loud