I have used various different products depending on the situation I am presented. If I need to keep the blade mounted in its scales I will always work with my magnetic holder to keep the blade secure and eliminate the possibility of getting cut or damaging the edge. Then I will most likely start with a series of Wet or dry sand paper 220,320,400,600,1k,1.5k,2k and then to the pastes for final polishing. Some of the pastes I use are Maas, Flitz, Ultra Course (1200), Ultra Fine (2500) finishing compound from PPG. I have also tried Crox and Cerium Oxide(glass Polish).
If I have the blade removed from the scales, I like to use black,brown,green and white polishing bars on 8" buffing wheels. Extreme care must be followed in handeling the blade, especially with the very thin full hollow ground ones. They tend to heat up really fast, and in like the blink of an eye you can lose the temper of the blade if you arent careful.