I'll keep that in mind BDL. About the Shun Premiers. As I said it's a shame we (new to high quality knives) can't borrow them for a few weeks. To see how they feel over a long period of use. Are they suited to your habits of knife maintenance? Etc. But I think I will still have a look at the Shun Premiers while I'm looking at the other brands at the shop. Just to compare.
How do you feel about K-Sabatiers? Have you owned or used their Vintage Au Carbone?
Is there any particular brand (s) of steak knives you favor?
This is the knife shop I'm planning to buy from http://www.sliceandsear.com/knives/ (1st choice) or http://www.internetkitchenstore.com/store/dynamix.asp
Edited by BDD8 - 5/19/12 at 1:25pm