Lately I have been using my yoshihiro carbon usuba a lot. I sharpen it until it can push cut regular paper and feels very sharp. I put on a microbevel with just a few strokes and I can see that bevel glint in the light.
Now I am doing katsuramuki and after a few cucumber the knife is noticeably duller. Same with shaving green onions, after a single bunch of onions I can feel it is duller. Need to strop and all is right. Wire edge? I thought the microbevel should take care of that. I mean it isn't dull, still sharp but not as razor sharp as when I start. This can't be normal can it? Could my microbevel be too small to be effective? Would another stone help? Currently use bester1200 and arashiyama6000