Please excuse me if my terms are somewhat non technical, it is my first post.
I bought a set of Global knives a few years back and was very happy with them. The Global sharpener (not a steel, just the easy one you push the knife up and down in) kept them perfectly sharp. Eventually the ceramic disks fell off so on the recommendation of my local shop (in France where I live) I bought a Wusthof Icon sharpener which was pretty expensive.
My problem is that when I use it it makes the knives blunter than they were before.
Did I get the wrong thing here? Apart from my fish knife which I have not touched with it they are all appalling now.
It should not be complex I think - course then smooth. Did I get the wrong sharpener? Should I give up with it and get steels and stones? That seems a bit complex to me as I am only a home cook.
If anyone has some advice I would really appreciate it as the knives were great and now they are, well, not.