Some questions: 1. how much pressure on the knife? 2. what grit to start with for a moderately dull knife (so, no chips or rolls etc.) and what intermediary grits to progress through? 3. how do you know when to go from a certain grit to a finer one? 4. does the empirical "rule" that going to a finer grit you need to double the moves? 5. is stropping what will eliminate the burr in the end? 6. differences between stropping using plain leather versus using a compound? Keep in mind I'm trying to apply the KISS method (Keep It Simple Stupid). And I'm not looking for a razor's edge on a kukri necessarily. Thanks!