I have a friend and he wanted me to ask you guys this.
He was afraid he would look really dumb if he asked.
First of all he is the type to use store bought knives and just replaces them when they get too dull to use.
What would be the very basics he would need to have (stones, etc.) so he could start sharpening instead of tossing the cheapo knives he has been using?
Where could he learn the basic sharpening methods?
I....... I mean, my friend figured if he practiced on his junk knives maybe he would be less likely to mess up the good knives that are being made for him.