Bob LaCivita replies: This depends. Some people sharpen by honing the entire bevel flat. This style of sharpening eliminates the need to grind but you have to hone a lot of metal off. Others grind and then hone a secondary angle. This method gives you a small edge to hone and over time, you will hone it back and then want to regrind as the honing surface gets larger and larger. I use the second method because I find it easier to keep my cutting edge square to the sides. The choice is yours.