Hey guys! I have recently purchased a few items for sharpening my tools. Currently, nothing of mine really needs sharpening. I purchased myself a fancy knife, which hasn't dulled yet, but I have no freakin' idea how to sharpen this thing, and be to frank, I don't think I'd have the courage to sharpen it when that day does come. I purchased a 1000/600 grit whetstone, a Lansky puck, a file set and a leather strop. Figured I'd start with one of the kitchen knives as practice on the whetstone. An hour later, the knife is duller than when I had started. I've watched countless videos on sharpening and I understand practice is required, but I figured it would at least get sharper, not the other way around. I am clearly missing something. I've watched nothing that tells me anything more than to "watch your angle", which I believe I do. Any recommendations? I've read on this forum where guys started using sandpaper? I'd love to be able to use the whetstone though. It's pretty badass. I have a Cold Steel shovel, which I'm also trying to sharpen, also having a hard time with it. I see dudes throwing their shovels and shaving very finely. I can't get it that sharp! Thanks!