Got one as a gift.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
This "system" simplifies the man-of-the-house duty of sharpening knives and
And the Lansky gets these things brutally sharp!
The trick/technique behind the device is seemingly in its guaranteeing of a
consistent, perfect angle of the sharpened edge. The system itself provides
four angles: 1) Heavy-duty tools like an axe, 2) Utility knives such as a
pocket knife or ordinary kitchen knife, 3) Finer edge such as used for
filleting, and 4) Super-fine (think razor blade).
Coupled with these four angles, the system comes with a variety of hones,
from very coarse to very fine. Other sets of hones include stones for
serrated edges and diamond dust stones.
Anyway, after setting up the knife in the knife holder, about five minutes
with three different hones, will result in a fine, sharp tool.
If you're looking for something better than a short trip to the bench
grinder, I recommend the Lansky.
As a plus, your current squeeze will be ever so grateful!
(Lansky has videos and demos at their web site - http://lansky.com/ )