I picked up an Ez-Lap diamond stone this year. I also bought a block of white rouge for my leather stropping block. All this past week since I arrived back in Brazil I've been sharpening knives. I've never used a two step process that was faster than these two to get a knife shaving sharp.
My wife said, "You know the back of your hand is starting to look might wierd." I've been testing them, popping a few hairs off at a time. What can I say, I'm an addict now. Mac