I mostly use PM-V11, O1, A2, and White Steel (Japanese laminated blades), among other highly abrasion resistant steels (M2, M4, CPM-3V, and D2). All of these hone equally easily when your method of sharpening is optimised for the steel. All get equally sharp as well - yes, even A2.
There is no magic here, just common sense - if you want to hone abrasion resistant steel, then reduce the amount of steel to hone. You may also need to use appropriate media, but try your Kings - they should work.
I hollow grind all my blades so the edge is a micro bevel. The alternative, if you prefer a full bevel, is to add a micro secondary bevel. Just keep the cutting edge as small as possible.
Regards from Perth