H! I have two blades I purchased from HI, a wwII and a small pachtar knife. I did some research on how to sharpen them without electric tools, and wound up using the "sandpaper // mousepad" method. Seemed to work good but I guess I pulled too high off the blade edge or something and ended up with a bunch of tiny scratches on the lower half of my knives ! It doesn't affect the performance obviously but they were so beautiful I don't like looking at these little tiny scratches I put all over my knives I sharpened them with 800-2000 grit sandpaper and tried using higher grit to fix them, and also tried using a car polishing // buffing compound "turtle wax' briefly but stopped before noticing much difference as I didn't know if this might actually make it worse. Can anyone tell me how I can get these out of my knives if that's possible, and can anyone tell me how to avoid this from happening in the future ? Thanks guys !!