First timer, first post here. Let's cut to the chase: I dearly need advice on a good sharpening set. I would love to invest in a good set of water stones, but a couple days of preliminary research into the topic online has me feeling way over my head. There are way too many options to choose from, and besides knowing that I will probably need multiple stones of different types of grit, I don't know where to begin. I am brand new. Never sharpened with stones before. Instead I was happily going through life assuming an electric sharpener would do me just fine forever, but lately I have been wanting to improve on my home knife set and buy much better quality knives that will last longer. When looking into higher quality options, I also found that apparently I am an idiot, and buying a better knife just to wear it down with an electric sharpener all too soon completely negates my original desire for longevity. Young and naiive, I tell you. Anyway, before I drop a dime on a more expensive chef knife (and it kills me to have to wait, because ooh, shiny) I want to teach myself how to properly sharpen with the knives I already have. I don't have culinary education experience and my kitchen mentors are basically my grandma and the rudimentary kitchen experience I have gained from working in a corporate restaurant. Also you-tube videos and blog posts. This is mostly for my practice and enjoyment at home, because I love food and I love preparing it. About me: I am a casual chef at home. I get to cook about twice a week. I currently have a small set of cutco knives (did I mention young and naiive?) and I tend to use my chef knife for pretty much everything. Other than that I use my paring knife and my bread knife the most (I bake, a lot). I am perfectly willing to dedicate time to proper sharpening and care of my knives, and to learn to do it right. So 1)is this even feasible considering my resources and 2)help, please.