I am wondering about Tru Hone knife sharpeners. Would you take your knives to someone who used one of these? It seems I did once before and was unimpressed. I am considering to take my knives there or to just buy some stones. It is quite hard to find a good sharpener, either the edges don't hold or worse they take 1/16th of an inch off and that makes me really mad! It's such a gamble taking my knives to people I don't know - maybe good, maybe all messed up.
I am just about to throw down and get (another) set of stones but I'd really rather not. I already have a nice set from all over the world including arkansas hard but they are in storage, I don't really have the time and I'd rather just pay someone, and 3 or 4 more stones is just more stuff for me to pack around from one end of the globe to the next and I have too much stuff already. Not to mention it is pretty hard to find good stones.
What do you think? Should I bite the bullet and buy the stones and spend all the time sharpening and pack the stones all over the place, or just take my knives to this Tru Hone guy?