I checked that site and thanks; appears there are few web sources for cut-rate Henckels, Wusthofs etc. Am staying away from the Japanese iron but they are interesting....[and sharp:eek:].
Found a good web site for knives etc...Cutleryandmore. Ordered a Henckels (must stay with German steel) knife [12 inch chef classic for dispatching large mean cabbages :)] and steel. Price was quite reasonable and lower than I could get locally even with significant discounts. One item was damaged so I called their customer service; received a replacement three days later with a prepaid UPS return label. It doesn't get any better than that.
I'm at ease with an 8 inch, rather comfy with a 10 but very nervous with a 12. Now, what does someone near me feel?
If looking for real bargain on good label, try ebay - not current auctions but member's stores (more reliable and offer shipping choice). Search type of knife and who knows..even some rare handmade stuff is available.
Anyway, trusted online stores are always better and fool-proof
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