The project is a Misono Dragon 270 suji. I am asking for opinions cause it's not mine and I don't know the owner personally. So it could be awkward if I blow it. It had a protruding heel. I addressed that with a sawing motion on a DMT plate. It left a flat square edge that was thick, thick, thick. The choil made it look like it needed to be practically reground. I started with a 220 grit something or other, then Bester 500, and King 800 is where I am at now. My question is the scratches that are behind what I guess is turning into the secondary bevel. How do I address them? With sandpaper? or should I continue with stones that far up? My next stone would be a gesshin 2k or a green brick or a natural red aoto. I would feel fine using sandpaper if it wasn't for the dragon engraving that I don't want to mess up. I also think it would look a little strange for the area around the dragon to have vertical grind marks while the rest of the blade was finished horizontally. Are those scratches a sure shine of a crappy sharpener or do they happen to pros? I took them to mean that the blade road was beginning to flatten out and that it would be a more blended transition from the flat blade face to what is going to be convexing to what will be the edge eventually. My next step would be to take where the thinning line is and basically cut it in half and start in again working toward the edge, then blend the two together and then put a final cutting edge on it. Hope that makes sense to somebody. Here are some crappy pics of where I am at so far. All opinions very welcome! And thanks in advance.