I am really starting to think that getting a good high quality soft synthetic cutting board would be better than buying another knife. Two months ago I started using my personal small end grain wood board at work (another thread). The results have been very good. It has chopped my sharpening routine in half. I really think this is an under spoken of part of the overall work experience of prep work on the job.
Do many pros around here take personal boards to work? Do you leave them there or heft them around? I am mostly focused on Hi-soft due to cost and availability. What is the up keep like? Do they need to be flatten and if so, how?
Daveb and S-Line, this is directed towards the two of you