About 60 years ago my Poppie Wyman, who was in the hardware business, taught me how to carve a turkey and how to properly care for a carving knife. He gave me his favorite knife as a gift and I still use it today. With proper care a good knife should last several lifetimes.
I became fascinated with maintaining knives and other tools as a hobby and over the last 40 years have sharpened tools for neighbors, family, scouts and many others. I have acquired " state of the art" equipment necessary to do a superior job.
The Tomato Test
Can you do this? Don't try it unless your knife is really sharp.