Yes, as a matter of fact, there is: Don't sharpen your knives.
Ok, we said that just to get a rise out of you. Put another way: Don't sharpen your knives -- maintain them.
If you're playing the game right, you'll only rarely need to truly sharpen a knife. Sharpening is for well-and-truly dull blades, a condition you'll seldom see if you maintain the edge.
Use the tools and techniques we've covered in our previous blog posts, take time to care for your knife the way you should, and you'll always have a blade that does what it was designed to do.
To learn more, visit our Knife Sharpening page.