I recently touched up my 6 inch "Chinese Pattern" cleaver. Used a 1200 grit Atoma on the EP, then stropped on horsehide treated with 3 micron CBN and finished with plain coarse denim. It isn't pretty, but DAMN it sure cuts! Then did my three Yaxall "Ran" paring knives on Shapton Glass stones at 1000, 2000, and 8,000. Finished these on plain denim also. Shiny, but just slightly hazy. I don't spend too much time on these since my wife will dull them in a week or less, no matter what i do to them!