I have the Apex Edge Pro for sharpening, up to 3000 grit polishing tape. My limited research tells me that white steel has better edge retention and can take a sharper edge than vg10. My current knife with the VG 10 steel takes a pretty fine edge, but it doesn't last as long as I would like. 90% of it's use is on a wooden cutting board, 10% on plastic when cutting chicken. If the white steel gives me a better edge that lasts longer, I think I am going to pull the trigger. My current knife is a 240mm Gyuto, which I do really like, so I would probably want something similar in white steel. I would think the Edge Pro should work fine for sharpening white steel. Any other considerations that I am missing? Does white steel #1 need to be oiled after cleaning? I don't mind the oiling, just wondering if that is the case.