I am waiting for the sharpener shipment to arrive and will probably have more questions for you, once I actually receive it, on the best way not to screw up a good knife.
On another note - I sold the WÜSTHOF "Gourmet" knives I bought, to a friend, that was looking for a good set of knives (but not a full blown professional set). I screwed up when I won them on the ebay auction, I thought they were the WÜSTHOF "Classic" series, but the seller listed them as "Classic/Gourmet" series and I did not catch that upfront. Once I received them I found that they were not what I wanted, but my friend said they fit the bill perfectly for him, so I was not out any money and he got a $500, 17 piece knife set for $202.50.
I did get a 23 piece WÜSTHOF "Classic" knife set (model #8424 - http://www.wusthof.com/EN/database2-...sp?a=8423&s=cl
) tonight, at less than 50% of the best
price you can get them for on the internet or at a store. So, I'm now a happy meat smoker!