New member, so be kind! I find myself in the market for a new limited set of knives... Santoku, paring, carver, and maybe an 8” Chef. I have relatively large hands and am admittedly a stickler for hand feel... I toil in a similar fashion over the feel of handguns that I purchase. Also, I am a guy that will appreciate the artistic side of the form and function of my knives. So does anyone here have any first-hand experience with the Kawashima line from Messermeister? I’m attracted by the seeming ergos of this line. Pricey though, as compared to the VERY similarly shaped blade of the Zwilling Pro Rocking Santoku. Other brands I’ve looked in to are the Victorinox, Warthers, Lamsons, Cangshan Thomas Keller line, and custom made knives (Weige - Obviously, it’s tough to go wrong with a custom set... and they use Crucible s35vn steel that is made here in Syracuse where I live, so I really like that - warthers do too) I’ve read more about steel in the past 2 weeks than I ever cared to know. But it’s just like any hobby/passion, I suppose. My bonsai hobby is the same way. The Rabbit hole goes as deep as you want it to go. Any help finding some clarity would be appreciated. thanks!