I think I will be getting a Messermeister Elite 10" chefs knife and slicing knife from Santa this year. I was planning on just mailing them back to the company for free sharpening minus the cost of shipping. But now I am starting to think that I will be sending it throught the mail and waiting for it to get back to me so often that it might get annoying to wait for it.
I have heard that one of the most important asspects of using a sharpening stone is to be consistant with the angle that you drag the knife at. I have talked to a couple of people, inlcuding John Borg from Knifemerchant.com, and he seems to think that it is almost impossible to be that consistent, and I would be better off mailing the knife back to the company.
Right now I sharpen my Wusthofs with a gizmo with ceramic wheels. You just drag the knife through the two wheels, it seems to work fairly well, but I am sure they could get an even better edge.
I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks