Keeping a sharp knife sharp in this house has been a chore from the get go, the wife insist on dragging my very nice chef's knife across (sideways) a wooden cutting board!!
I like a knife to be shaving sharp so I'm sure you can see this certainly kills that option.
She watches the cooking channel and insist they all do it to which I reply they do not sharpen their own knifes!
So long story short I discovered Rada knifes, they are inexpensive incredibly tough for the price and hold an edge way better than most!
If some of you have a similar situation check this out they really do stand up to someone that has no clue to what a sharp knife really is http://www.radacutlery.com/?gclid=CJC-la2H0rsCFel9OgodkWUAqQ