So I need to sharpen my kitchen knives and I'm a noob. I tried using a whetstone but I cut myself quite deeply, so I'm not going back to that. other than whetstones what is the least expensive but most effective way to sharpen kitchen knives? I saw Lansky deluxe diamond set performed as well as a wicked edge in but there are cheaper Lansky systems. Can I get the same edge with non-diamond stones? Also, my knives have chips in the cutting edge. I assume I'll have to sand those out before I can use my knives again. What is the minimum investment I need to get a 100-gram edge? I want to be able to peel a grape and make translucent slices of tomato. Champagne tastes on a water budget. thanks.