I've used an electric sharpener, a furi, & a professional sharpening service. While the knives are nice and sharp, the edges don't last very long. I use a steel to hone them before use, but the tips are really dull. I have a set off Wustoff's that I love, but I need to find a better way to maintain the edge. Once a year or so, I take them to get professionally sharpened. I'd like to do it more often, but I live in a small town and the nearest shapener is about 2 hours away.
I think I'm going to try a sharpening stone next. So how do you sharpen (& keep them sharpened) your knives?