Well as all of you may know and not really care I rec. my Axis oh, probably 5 wks ago now. In that time I have been working on my technique to sharpen said insturment on my diamond Lansky hones. I was all for the coarse stone at 25 deg. with moderate consistent pressure. Getting to where the blade would grab I would then go with a very high polish 5deg higher to a razors edge on that mac daddy. Well now I am not so sure if that is truly the best way to obtain the edge I want. What I have discovered is that that fine of an edge will quickly wear when cutting through cardboard. So what I have been doing is hitting it with the coarse stone and then just running the edge over crock sticks. Better edge performance seems to have been obtained. FWIW. This is from a converted Axis nut. thanks and have good night.