Here is my take. If you use waterstones, using a ceramic steel or any steel rod to hone the edge defeats the purpose. You spend a good deal of time getting the edge sharp and finishing to mirror shine which means a truly sharp edge with minimal and absolutely tiny micro serations only to destroy that edge with a steel rod that not only ruins the mirror finish and the tiny micro serations with an edge that has larger micro serations.
Use a 800-1000 waterstone to recreate a new edge, use the 6000 side to create a mirror finish which should take no more then 5-6 passes. Every other week, run the knife 4-5 times on the 6000 side to hone the blade and you are good to go.