I used to have a very trust worthy sharpener over in Durham but he's since retired.
I thought I was going to be ultra-cool and save some money by trying to sharpen my knives on my own. Bought one of those fancy motorized gadgets that did nothing but scratch up the blades.
Yes, it most likely was user error....
At this point, I'm not looking to solve the aesthetic problem - just hoping to salvage the knives.
Thanks in advance!