I use a Sharpening Steel,as in your photo! When I was much younger and sign-writing the various butchers' windows each week,I would usually get my knives sharpened beautifully by one of these butchers when they were blunt.I have never been able to do them as well as the butchers did them!!!
I don't as it's a job for my husband.... he has a steel just like the one in the photo and our knives get sharpened at least once a week. Having a blunt knife is more dangerous that a razor sharp one!
As a teenager, I had a Saturday job in a butcher's shop and they sharpened their knives all the time, on an old fashioned leather strap.