Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hey y'all, I am looking at increasing my batch sizes and don't love the idea of stoning 10-20 knives a day. I have been working with S30v quite a bit lately and have been "roughing" the edge in on a belt then finishing on diamond stone. I am pleased with the results but would like to find a more efficient way to go about it on a more demanding steel. I know this isn't a steel that sharpens easily and I want to send them out to the customers very sharp so they don't have to touch up before use. I love getting the emails and text messages about the knives I ship being the sharpest the customer has ever received. Are you starting on a belt (ceramic?) then finishing on diamond wheel? I am willing to spend a little bit of money to get set up with a more efficient method.