I'd love to have fresh eggs but I don't like having other living things depend on me and I don't think I could bring myself to kill and eat them. I'll
Exactly. Paying for the OOTB edge seems silly compared to using those funds for stones to create and maintain your own edge.
The CarboNext I got did not have the ES option yet had an excellent OOTB edge on it. Others have had opposite experiences. You are going to need a waterstone
I like the profile of that Shun asian chef's knife. Nice knife for $100 if you ask me.