I understand the desire to have them sharpened by a professional, but if you will get a good diamond stick type sharpener and do a little research, you can quickly become proficient at sharpening your own knives. I just bought a diamond stone made by Case and a diamond stick made by Buck knives. This is not hard to learn, just take care to keep a 10-20 degree angle and take it slowly and carefully to not scratch the side of your blade. Until you gain confidence, you might consider practicing first on a cheap $10 dollar knife you can afford to mess up till you get the hang of it.
A good diamond sharpener can be purchased in the $25 range and i have also had great success with a steel rod sharpener. Those are even cheaper.
That is my recommendation for you in the long term and you will be set for a lifetime of sharp knives. Good luck!
"From My Cold Dead Hands!"- Charlton Heston in his Year 2000 speech to the NRA Annual Convention
Last edited by Kentucky Shooter; 07-01-2012 at 17:37..