Working with a dull knife in the kitchen is both counter productive and dangerous to the user. If you are like most people, you don not take care of the tools that take care of you.
Enter the Work Sharp Culinary E5 Kitchen Knife Sharpener!
Once sharp, keep your blade in tip top condition with the included ceramic hone. A steel hone will maintain a blade, but will leave it with "drag." The ceramic hone will take the drag out of the blade and make your job easy.