Lots of good gen on here ref knife sharpening, but a few specific questions please:
Does anyone not use a Lanksy sharpening system?! Seems to be the industry standard, but can you get as good results from an Accusharp or similar?
Using an accusharp type system, could you/should you still use a leather strop? They seem to be used to get rid of the burr from the sharpening process, but there won't be one with something like an accusharp will there?
Just got my first 'posh' knife, a Helle, and hopefully won't destroy it to the point of needing to use a set of stones, mostly as I would not have the patience and it seems a right old faff!