Norton 3ч diamond paste. The vertical scratches are remnants of a previous grit.
DMT Dia-Sharp 8000-grit diamond plate.
Norton 1000-grit waterstone.
Norton 8000-grit waterstone.
It would appear that I left a burr on this edge. Probably when I flipped the blade to polish the back and failed to chase the burr off of the bevel side.
Shapton 1000-grit waterstone.
Shapton 1000-grit waterstone using side-to-side sharpening.
Shapton 8000-grit waterstone.
Shapton 16000-grit waterstone. I followed Harrelson Stanley's recommendation and lightly "jointed" the edge just before the last passes on the stone.
Shapton 16000-grit waterstone using side-to-side sharpening.
King 800-grit waterstone.
Tormek stropping wheel and compound. The deeper scratches are from larger particles on the wheel.
5ч honing film.
1.0ч honing film.
.03ч honing film. Lots of dust on this sample.
Leather strop with green chromium oxide compound.
Leather strop with FlexCut Gold compound.
Leather strop with Yellowstone compound.