The $5 edge guard would compliment it well - fewer dings if (when) kept in drawer.
Older and wider..
there was a time that the tramontina damascus made of vg10 was only selling on amazon for only 60 bucks and it had four knives and a drawer storage block. i think someone said that it's still around that price at sam's club.
pretty darn good price i'd say. worth checking out.
my friend is an awesome cook. she could give a rat's butt about knives..(weird, right? i think they go hand in hand)
she has older Forchener knives..wooden handles, white handles. she runs them thru that electric knife sharpener from Chefsmate. first time she did that i was like, "no wait! stop."
nope.brrrrrrip! i was almost disappointed that that thing actually puts a good edge on her knives. in her life, with her ideas..the tool is perfect for her.
OP..i think you did well. those things are chopping tons of stuff in restaurants around you.
I stell swear by thier butchery knives.
All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say 'Yo Goober! Where's the meat?'.- Homer Simpson
And I swear by ChefsChoice for people that don't want to learn how to hand sharpen their knives. I still use mine for thinning large butchering blades once or twice a year.