Bastard File: Coarse grinding to remove a lot of material, but BE CAREFUL – you may remove too much material.
Atoma 140: This is my preferred method. It removes materials quickly but is more forgiving than the bastard file. Also, making micro-adjustments is easier with the diamond plate.
Favorite Sharpening Kit: Once you are done removing the chip(s) and are satisfied with the cutting profile, you can move on to sharpening and polishing your knives as usual.