Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I just bought a Work Sharp Ken Onion edition sharpener. If I read the manual right, the official method of sharpening with the guides will have the belt always traveling against the edge on one side of the blade and always traveling away from the edge on the other. Is this right? And if so, what does that do the geometry? Does a burr ever rise from the against the edge side? Those of you who have this sharpener: Do you toss the manual and the guides and sharpen in one direction for both sides of your knives? Away or against?