When you sharpen a blade you are putting a point back on the blade. /\
So the process of sharpening, how you pull the blade over the surface of the sharpening stone or honing steel is how to put marks on the blade. Think of it like if you zoomed in real hard and looked at the side of the edge.
Putting bite would be putting some \\\\\\\\\
to catch the food and move it out of the way some. Usually I will put some bite to grip the food as I slice on the right side of the blade. I'm right handed and I like how the bite on the right pulls the food away a little.