So, I have a 120 xxc, 220, 700, 1200, 3000, and 8000 stones, all whetstones except the dmt. I can't get the strong sharp edge I want with the consistency I am looking for. I have tried a few different approaches all double bevel; 12 degrees, 25 degrees, finishing with micro bevel. I can get my knives sharp, slicing through sheets of ticket paper, shaving, but not face shaving level yet. They don't hold thier edge long, small chipping going on, and I get wedging as well as no push cutting, if I slice a tomato with motion the knife goes through it like it wasn't there, if I push on it, the knife nearly crushes the tomato; I tried this at work today through a few cases. It didn't bug me so much until I tried slicing salmon very very thin with my Fujiwara FKH that I had sharpened the two nights ago.
I was planning on trying to yet again thin the three knives I have been sharpening and using at work mostly; Fujiwara sujihiki and Miyabi Birchwood. The Birchwood isn't very thick to begin with, not really a laser(comparing to my epic Gesshin Ashi Hamono Sujihiki(Thank you John) that has not yet required shapening), but definately not thick, the Fujiwara suji is the one from CKTG(Thank you Mark).
Should I go to work on the 120 for a while?