Quote Originally Posted by sally benes View Post
I'm still poking around here and there. Some people have a family to raise and no, my son won't be participating anytime soon. Aside from sharp things, he also seems to be obsessed with burning things and dissecting things so it's probably less of a "knife bug" and more of a "boy bug," thank you very much. He doesn't cook anything but grilled cheese sandwiches anyway. If he decides to do more than that, he can be like some of you fellows and run around the kitchen with a sword (a short one, mind you). Right now, water stones seem too complicated. I saw a mention of a Sharpmaker in another thread. That seems sensible but a little pricey. All these knives and steels and grinds and handles and whatnot still make my head spin. My husband told me to stop worrying and go to a store with a good return policy. I think I might do that...
Fair enough, if you are looking for a good return policy Sur La Table has an almost unbeatable one.