Took mine to a professional knife sharpener, thinking that the heavily bellied blade was gonna be a problem for me. I got it back sharp but nothing special. So the next time I needed to sharpen it, i used my Lanskey with diamond hones... it's scary sharp now. I had to use the upper most setting to get it to pass the "sharpie test", I think that's 30 degrees on the Lanskey. -Greg EDIT- forgot to mention that mine's a 301. The 200 may not be so steep.