All the knives I own came in an almost zero grind with very little edge (in size 0,1 to 0,2 mm). If I put them knifes onto the stones (1000, 4000 or 5000, >8000) it results in an edge that is bigger in size - up to 1mm. I would like to know if you aim for keeping the size of the edge at minimum or if you consider it normal for the edge to grow in size. From time to time I try to thin the knife in order to keep its geometry. How often would you thin your knife? How many strokes you consider ideal per side? Which stones do fit for kasumi finish? What do you use to thin out damascus cladding - so as not to destroy the finish? How do you consider the size of the primary bevel that resulted from sharpening my santoku? Do you have comparable pictures of your knifes showing the results of sharpening? Thanks.