I’ve used the EP 1000 for a while now. I really enjoy this stone. It puts a very fine edge on my pocket knives and Japanese blades. For myself I will usually stop at the 1000 grit stone and then strop to finish. Awesome stone, works very fast as a follow up to the 400 or 600, and is slow to wear.
Had been using Amazon stones, the quality is meager at best. Decided to step up to edge pro and am thrilled with the clean consistent results.