Basic knives in a kitchen
Use this to sharpen your knives
Add water to stone. Hold knife at a 20 degrees angle. Work from tip to bolster and bolster to tip. Repeat process on the other side of the knife.
The more it catches the grains of your fingers, the sharper it is. Use a finer stone to refine the edges.
Use sharpening steel to hone the knives
Hold knife at a 20 degrees angle. Work from bolster to tip and tip to bolster, alternating sides. This will straighten the edge after it has been sharpened. You can also use a ceramic dish or mug to hone.
Very simple. Now, you try it.