i'll find out the brand, but i went to a "knife class" at the old mans house a couple months ago. for about $65 each, you can get stones that are 4x10 that will make you rethink the cool $$$ system. old mans got a fine and a medium. takes a little learning, but great results...and quick.
also 18 years as a chef/head pot scrubber, you need 2 knives. 6' utility and a 8" as heavy as you can stand chefs knife. I like the german stuff personally, great weight, holds the edge. but in my bbq box of sharp stuff all i've got is the white handled junk knives. that way if i loose one, who cares. if i need to sharpen one quick with a raker or whatever, again..who cares..
Originally Posted by landarc
Then that choice is obvious. Now, all you have to do is decide, do I want a really cool knife sharpening system, or not.