I have a chef's choice electric sharpener and I've done all I can do with it. However, the second stage is still very coarse (visible grinding marks). I'm looking for a bench stone that will take the edge that the CC can put on it and make it better. I'm not sure if I'm in soft Arkansas or hard Arkansas territory or even what grit level for silicon stones. If you have specific companies you recommend, link to them too. I'm shopping for good pricing too.