Hello to all. My name is Brian and I was referred here from the shaving forum (B&B) that I'm on. I'm looking to purchase my first real good set of knives. Currently I use a few Calphalon knives for the majority of my cutting. I also have an old Tools of the Trade block set that I purchased in college. They have done the job but I'm tired of always having to sharpen them. My knives are stored in their counter block or in-drawer block. The majority of my cutting is done on poly boards so I'll have to change that as well.
I'm looking at Japanese style knives. Currently have my eye on JCK Kagayaki VG-10 (http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/KAGAYAKIVG-10.html). The price seems good and I like the look of them. Any other suggestions for a beginner Japanese set? I will also have to learn how to sharpen these knives as well. Thanks for the help.