Alton Brown, from Iron Chef America, talking about how to sharpen a knife. The video has a lot of good information. If you want a very in depth article on knife sharpening click on the orange line below the youtube screen.
Having a sharp knife is incredibly important. Ii remember when I first started in the industry, it took me over two years to learn how to get and keep an edge on my knives, so keep practicing your technique.
This video shows the correct stoning technique for maintaining a good edge on your knives and how to safely use a steel.
This is how I choose to sharpen my knives!!