Overview on sharpening carbon steel
Not a big poster but I browse a lot of threads and have learned quite a bit. I'm wondering if anybody knows of a decent video or literature that provides a good sharpening overview. I'm not a novice sharpener, but I just can't figure out how to get to the 'next level' (wherever that is...)). I own a few Konosukes (270 Fujiyama white #2 gyuto, 300 HD Suji), a Moritaka, a Tojiro, and I sharpen with chosera 1000, 3000, and I have a king 6000 (which I don't much care for). I finish by stropping on felt loaded with diamond, then straight leather. I'm sure many of you have suggestions for products, like different stropping compounds, or higher finishing stones (all of which are on my wish list), but I'm sure I can take my knives farther with what I have. I'm sure my technique is holding me back, but it's tough to learn without someone experienced watching you and making corrections. So I'm wondering if anybody out there can point to any videos or literature that provide a complete enough overview so I can read through and see if I'm missing things that could help me make changes. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks for the help!