Thanks Adam and Mark for your responses. I'm just an avid home cook that has grown weary of cheap knives and gadgets to make them "appear" sharp. I'm hoping I can learn to sharpen well enough to be able to justify owning knives not bought in a department store.
From looking around CKTG I could easily spend a few k$ in the blink of an eye!
And that would just make me want to spend more!