I need some advice. With my kitchen cutlery, I always used a steel rod for quick touch ups and a japanese wet stone when the touch up failed to get the blades sharp enough. This would get the blades sharper, but sooner or later, I have to give my knives to a pro to get them fixed. A knife returned from the pro of my choice will be hair poppin' razor sharp and a lot sharper than I can get it for weeks. I know I'm clumsy. My handwriting's bad. all the things that require the finest motor skills are not mine. My personal hell would be an apprenticeship in a watch maker's shop. So I know the technique and I have practiced a lot, but free hand with a stone is not for me - especially for small blades with a curve like most folding knives have. A quick read here told me that most people seem to favor the Spyderco Sharpmaker, the Worksharp machine and the Lansky system. The funny thing is, over here where I am, the Worksharp machine costs just 15 bucks more than the Spyderco Sharpmaker. The Lansky systems start at less than half of that. I've seen videos on all three and I feel that I might enjoy using the Lansky for sharpening my blades. Given that and the fact that it is the cheapest of options, I'm leaning towards that. Is there a reason why I should consider another tool?