Okay, just one cardinal rule: Don’t sharpen knives yourself! Yes, yes, you may have an old Uncle Terrence who’s a whiz with a stone or a strop. But trust me—most of us do not have the patience to do a respectable job.
We’re not trained, it takes years to get skilled, and we’re likely to end up dulling our knives. (And please, don’t get me started on those handy-dandy power sharpening systems.)
So SEND/TAKE your precious knives to a pro. . .and not just any pro. These posts give you all the how-to’s to make it easy.