Another rookie sharpening question (because I think I've drifted the thread below far enough away from its original purpose). My sharpening is really coming along in leaps and bounds since starting a few weeks ago - it really amazes me. My kit is 400, 1K and 5K Naniwa SSs, and a leather strop. My question is about deburring. I've read a lot of different approaches to this, and have sort have put together a hybrid approach of my own. I'm very interested in what everyone else's approach is. Basically, I chase the burr on each stone until I am down to 5 passes per side. Then I strop on that stone each side 2-3 time, alternating each time. After I am finished on the highest grit stone, I run the blade through a cork a few times. Then strop on the leather, always alternating sides. What do you guys do? Is there any advantage to deburring on the cork after every stone, or is it OK to leave it until the end ? I've heard some of the other forums talk of some steels having a 'stubborn' burr. How do you pick these, and what is the solution?