Today's mail call is from Amazon and I now have a brand new water stone:
It's a small 5.5 by 1.5 inch Suehiro 1/3K combo stone which cost me $20.95 shipped :
here's a closer look and no it's NOT coming apart either:
And of course it came with a rubber mat:
This stone is okay but it's awful small though so I will be looking to see what else I can find because this is a touch too small for me.