I really appreciate the replies, folks. Since my house burned down, I'm replacing everything and I'm more than a little shopped out.
About all the fun using the EdgePRO with Japanese knives
Although they might be a little more expensive, have you thought about custom knives. Many of the less well know makers are every bit as good as the
The EdgePRO will provide great edges and poor cutters. The shoulders the system engenders will make food cutting hard unless you're continuously adapting
I would go with S35VN. May not be as hair splitting sharp as AEB-L at first but will stay very sharp for a much longer time.