For those who havent tried it, get some fine belts for the Harbor Freight 1x30 and follow it up with a honing leather belt with some compound on it. Even my cheap kitchen knives rival the best edge off the leather so far, a home made M2 puukko blade hardened to 64-65 HRc. I started with a 40 micron (320 grit) belt, then a 20 micron (500 grit), and ended with a 9 micron (1200 grit) belt, and power stropped on the 1x30 honing belt with white compound from Sears. Free hair shaving 1/8" to 1/4" above my skin. The M2 blade is still slightly better, but I havent tried this on it yet. Hey, Thom Brogan, if your listening, I also picked up some PSA backed 0.3 micron (~12,000 grit?) Mylar honing films this week. I'll have to see how they do on the M2.