I stumbled across this forum when looking to purchase my first Japanese knife. However I have not yet purchased one as I have been wanting to practice my sharpening.
I have a spyderco tri-angle sharpener and while it seems to sharpen my old knives it seems to take ages and I am not too consistent at keeping the edge the same throughout the sharpening process (guess its my wonky eyes). I was wondering would a rig style system be better for me or is the freehand sharpening worth looking into. I don't see the point of getting a nice knife if I can't sharpen it.
So what do people think of the rig systems? Is there one that is going to be better than the other??
Thanks in advance for your time