I just learned how to sharpen a knife and you should too!
Honestly, I am not sponsored by Tacklife in any way. I just feel like you should be aware of all the amazing things they make and if I have an opinion on it you better believe you'll be seeing it here.
In the past I have used something like this little guy but I never felt like my knives got as sharp as they should. I think it has to do with the fact that the blade takes a slightly different path each pass.
I have watched many chef's sharpen knives on TV but I have never seen one use those little travel sized gizmo's. Honestly, I think there is a reason for that. After dropping $30 I had a proper sharpening stone. Now I will admit it I was a bit overwhelmed at first but honestly a couple YouTube videos and about 30 minutes later I felt comfortable sharpening my own knives. I now have a Klein pocket knife that is far sharper than it was brand new from Home Depot! It's much better for breaking in to all those Amazon boxes we all so love.
I wish I would have known this years ago. Honestly I thought that a knife was as sharp as it could possibly be when you buy it, boy was I mistaken, now I'm running all around finding as many knives as I can just so I can bring them all back to life.