Figured since I've been lurking here for many months, I might as well say hi.
Not a pro -- I worked in a restaurant briefly many moons back, but I'm just a garden variety fairly serious home cook. I've got a variety of Japanese, old German, and custom knives. I've also been known to use a stone to touch up the edge on my pancake spatula and pastry dough scraper. Does that make me a bad person?!?