A couple weeks ago, I attended a knife sharpening class with Bob Kramer of Kramer Knives at Sur la Table in Kirkland. I have two Kramer knives from Sur la Table and I love them. The class was fantastic and it left me with a much higher respect for knives than I had before. After accidentally slicing a finger almost to the bone, I've been a little shy…no more! I LOVE my knives now and appreciate what an important tool a properly sharp knife is to my cooking.
I found these be videos of Bob Kramer on-line and it covers a lot of what he shared with us in class.
If you ever have the opportunity to see Bob Kramer in action, I highly recommend his class. He's entertaining and I know I'm sharper because of him (or his knives).