Stropping is about my only guess. I usually use the stock edge for a while when I buy a knife, others sharpen theirs right away. I wouldn't bother trying to match it, they can be pretty inconsistent, better to put your own edge on it once the OOTB edge need sharpened
Originally Posted by fishscale
Use the magic marker trick to see where the edge is, then decide whether or not you want to keep it there.