A few years ago I bought a full set of Wüsthofs for in laws who cook Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the whole family. They had Cutcos so I gave them a step up.
Ever since, Ive sharpened the knives every year.
Last year I used my Shapton Glass and they performed well.
This year I decided to use up my EPs. Soft metal so I knew it wouldn't take too long but the 600 didn't make too much progress and dished so went to the 400.....same results so I pulled out the Nubatama 1K Speckled X hard (3 types of 1K speckled - Med - X hard - XX hard). What a difference
5 knives I could see a sliver of light on the stone so off to the XX hard......smokin' good.
10 more knives ,no dishing , faster progress and finer scratch pattern. I found the Rosetta stone (pun intended) for Henkles and Wüsthofs.
I'll do the major finish with a 2K followed by a very light stroke on the 5K in less than half the time I would have spent on the EPs.