I confess to being a knife fanatic! They must be very sharp, and put away with care. I recently bought one of Morty the knife man's sharpeners and want the readers to know how GREAT it is. It has replaced my 3 stone Norton Pro sharpener, which required mineral oil (smelly and messy)to keep from loading with fines. Morty's can be cleaned with soap and water, and does a better job. Sharpened knives still benefit from a steeling, but I am very satisfied! As an added benefit...my wife can also use it with much success. And she does, too, because it's not messy.