So I ordered the knife sharpener for my dad's birthday. When it came, I *had* to take it out of the box and test it out -- had to make sure it wasn't broken, you know. I sharpened one paring knife that had been bugging me, and boy did it work well.
Now I have to resist the temptation of sharpening all my knives before wrapping it up. You can bet I'll be taking all my knives over to my parent's the next time I'm there for dinner.