As a nominal home cook (more like can opener/microwaver), my first taste of "high-end" kitchen knives occurred while researching what knives to list on my wedding gift registry. Needless to say, once I started using knives that were actually sharp, the knuttiness quickly set in and I wanted to learn more because I knew I had settled on simply adequate knives.
For months, I bemoaned my inability to find a forum that I could rely upon to learn about knife maintenance, steel types, and respected brand names. I finally found KKF after cross-referencing some member's YouTube videos I enjoyed with the names I saw mentioned on a member's knife review site.
After lurking for over 2 months, I've decided to take the next step in my research to upgrade my knife skills, sharpening and kitchen tools.
Thank you for the invaluable knowledge, experience and wisdom you have all (already) imparted. I'm looking forward to learning even more and finally putting some steel to the stones.