I've been reading here about Forgecraft, Old Hickory, various Sabatiers, etc. but having never held such a knife, don't know much about them other than they look cool and their flat profiles are appealing. I'm looking to grow my small collection and add something a little sturdier, less delicate than my Japanese knives. I assume these old carbons fit? Something in the 8"-10" blade range. But again, I have no idea what to look for. Ebay has some cool knives ranging from frightening condition to allegedly unused. Take this for example, no rust, looks cool and usable?:
Again, just looking for some tips. Looking for something cheap that I can bang around a bit and practice sharpening on.