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Basically this isn't something you need to worry about very much. What you do is, you lay the knife on the stone and lift up on the spine, tilting the blade, until the edge just barely bites down on the stone. This is the easiest way to match an existing angle. Then you maintain that angle while you grind. The only reason to worry about angles beyond this is if you want to change something, which means a good deal of work (though it is usually effort worth the time) or because you're curious.

I generally use the term "single-bevel' to mean what BDL calls a "chisel edge"; I don't like that term for reasons irrelevant here. It means that at least right down by the edge itself, the blade has one angled bevel and one that is straight up-and-down. This is a very abnormal way to sharpen a Western knife, and not a good idea on the whole.

Everything else is basically double-beveled, and you can use BDL's chart to give you some idea of the possibilities. Asymmetry doesn't change anything: double-beveled simply means it's not chisel-edged.
 
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