Welcome to the forum (a place where nobody is gonna give you a hard time for having 8 knives)!
I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.
welcome! You won't be an outcast for having an edgepro, but don't be surprised if people try to persuade you into some stones and trying a go at freehanding.
Yes I know that - I've been reading this forum for a while now, I have tried once to use stones actually - not on my own stones, at someone else's house - the results were not spectacular to say the least, I just couldn't seem to get the hang of it. But then again, the most complicated DIY job I can complete with any level of confidence is changing a light bulb, so the problem seems to be more 'systemic'... If however one day - however unlikely - I find myself in Pennsylvania (this is where Mr Martell is from right ?) - or in Los Angeles - slightly more likely - I will do my best to book a 1-1 training with the experts, maybe that will put me on the right track. To slightly redeem myself, I do strop free hand - with mixed results - sometimes it clearly makes it better, sometimes not, sometimes it even makes it a bit worse.
“Though I could not caution all, I still might warn a few; Don’t lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools.” Robert Hunter
Welcome to KKF!
Inspired by God, Forged by Fire, Tempered by Water, Grounded by Earth, Guided by the spirit.. Randy Haas
Welcome to the forum!!!