Oh my niece knew who Bob Kramer was, I told her all about him and his knives as I was teaching her to sharpen, I knew she lived "somewhere" within driving range of his shop, I just didn't know how close or if she would actually follow up with the whole thing and then to go in the store and have him serve her, that is pretty lucky.
She said he was quite patient, she didn't feel rushed or anything like that and he didn't push anything, she got a combo stone 400/1000 which is pretty much perfect for her needs.
I sure envy her the opportunity.
Jeff, she said he had more hair than I do.
Oh and don't worry, my niece has heard of all you guys