Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! So last night my KME kit arrived. I just purchased the basic kit and a stand. Used the 4 diamond stones to reprofile a combo tanto Kershaw blur that is heavily beat up down to 16 deg. Since it's a tanto I've never been able to get all that good of an edge on it with the sharpmaker which I also own. I spent maybe 30 minutes to 45 minutes total, blade was at 21 per my cube so I had a good amount of grinding to do but I only did the lower half of the tanto. I also bought a 10 dollar 40x loupe off the big A which was super helpful in ensuring I had a complete uninterrupted burr along the blade before each transition. (wow that thing is helpful!!) Got it real real sharp but my burr I could tell was really wanting to sneak back in after even like 3 strokes with the 1500 so I made sure I maintained super light passes alternating blade sides down from 3 pass per side, 2,then 1 with just the tiniest of pressure passes. Looked at it through the loupe and could see zero signs of a burr so I ran it across some paper and was shocked. I keep very sharp knives, all my edc knives easily shave arm hair against the grain. BUT THIS, this was a WHOLE different level of sharp! Thought to myself, get a hair, test it out!! Sure enough, was able to easily split a hair and the on one was able to create a second shaving from the already whittled hair. Wow!! I'll post photos later but didn't take them last night as I worked 15 hours that day already. What a great system. So glad I got it. Now I'll just have to try out the 3,5,7k grit sandpapers with blank that I have to get it to that next level.