Rust Erasers: These are affordable and versatile. I use them to clean whetstones when they load up and remove scratches on knives.
Budget Sandpaper: You can spend a lot on sandpaper, but I use what is on sale or budget-friendly for these projects. You can pay over $100 on sandpaper to get the grit levels needed for this project, so it is better to choose a budget option.
Koyo Polishing Compound Blue: The Koyo polishing compound gives the knives a mirror after you finish sanding with 1000 or 2000 grit sandpaper. It does an incredible job of bringing out that extra sparkle on your blades.
Koyo Polishing Cloths: These work incredibly well and last about a dozen uses per sheet. Very handy to use when you do not want to deal with messy compounds.