I posted this video a while back and kind of forgot about it. This is how I sharpen my knives by hand. It's cheap, easy and adaptable. I got the idea from the scary sharp, sharpening method. [video=youtube;YmAomYFDnt8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmAomYFDnt8[/video] Any pointers would be appreciated. I hope this might help any that are just starting out.