I'm just a home cook, and happy to spend more time sharpening than cutting. I want to get my knives as sharp as possible, just for the principle of it. OK, I'm just a knife nut.
I have been studying the subject for a while, and bought DVD's, and practiced. But I am still looking for the best answer.
Once I get a decent edge, how do I get the ridiculously sharp edge?
De-burr with cork or soft wood or stones or leather?
Strop on fine stones? Superfine stones? Leather strop? Newspaper? Microbevel?
Knife nuts, help.