This is an interesting subject to me because I had a guy that I was taking CNC classes from and he told me about 20 years ago that there was no such a thing as a true plain edged knife blade. He said that no matter how well honed they are they all still have "micro serrations". Even though you would need a microscope to see them I believe the guy was right.
Although I've taken a Spyderco Ultra-Fine stone and really put a super smooth edge on several knives and when you run them over your thumbnail you sure can't detect any bumps or irregularities. Also I've gotten straight razors really well honed on a super fine stone and have had the same results. And over the years I've heard a lot of guys make reference to what they call a "Toothy Edge". Which I think is what the OP is alluding to.
I'm curious as to what your take is Mr. Glesser